Survivors: American Presidents and the Politics of Scandal

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Former President Richard Nixon visits with President Bill Clinton in the family quarters of the White House, March 8, 1993, photograph by Bob McNeely, White House Photo Office

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What does it take to unseat a US president?

Clinton got through one. Nixon’s forced him from office. As Donald Trump rewrites the rules on presidential behaviour, join our discussion on scandals and how to survive them, chaired by the author and broadcaster Gavin Esler.

Panellists:

Dr Emily Charnock, Keasbey Research Fellow in American Studies at Selwyn College, Cambridge, researches presidential politics and party polarisation.  She is also a contributor to the New Statesman and co-host of Ceasefire, the podcast which explores US politics from a European perspective.

Michael Cullinane, Professor of U.S. History at the University of Roehampton with a particular interest in early twentieth century presidential politics. His most recent book is Theodore Roosevelt’s Ghost: The History and Memory of an American Icon.

Alex Deane is a writer, political commentator, communications strategist and former aide to David Cameron.

Dr Susan Wise Bauer, publisher, educator, writer, historian and best-selling author of The Art of the Grovel: Sexual Sin and Public Confession in America.

Chair: Gavin Esler, writer and broadcaster, former presenter of Newsnight and former BBC Chief North America Correspondent. Author of numerous books, both fiction and non-fiction, including, The United States of Anger: The People and the American Dream.

Sponsored by the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library

Image: Former President Richard Nixon visits with President Bill Clinton in the family quarters of the White House, March 8, 1993, photograph by Bob McNeely, White House Photo Office

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Name: Survivors: American Presidents and the Politics of Scandal
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