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‘Which Way to Pennsylvania Avenue?’: The US Election Rundown

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29 February 2016, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall
RUSI Under 35's Members Only
As the US presidential primary gets underway, the Under 35s Forum will host an irreverent session unpacking the candidates’ policies, reflect on some of their gaffes, and attempt to predict who might be taking control of the Oval Office in 2017.

In November 2016 the world will wait in uneasy anticipation for the results of the United States Presidential Election. Yet before the election, two candidates must first triumph in their quest for their party’s nomination.

The 2016 election cycle has been characterised by the struggles of veteran insiders against populist insurgents. Hillary Clinton has faced an unexpectedly stiff challenge for the Democratic Party’s nomination by long time socialist Bernie Sanders. On the Republican side, businessman and media personality Donald Trump has shocked the Washington establishment by surging ahead of more establishment politicians.

Candidates from both political parties are currently in the process of wooing voters, slinging mud and pressing the flesh in the run up to the first primary contests. February features six such contests across the US. Ahead of the contests that will determine the respective nominees, the Under 35s Forum is hosting a US election run down to unpack the candidates’ policies, reflect on some of their gaffes, and attempt to predict who might be taking control of the Oval Office in 2017.

Pizza and beer will be served along with a quiz to end the night.

Contributors include:

  • Dr Jacob Parakilas, Assistant Project Director, US, Chatham House
  • Dr Nicholas Kitchen, Assistant Professorial Research Fellow, US Centre, LSE
  • Emil Dall, Research Analyst, RUSI
  • Timothy Stafford, Research Analyst, RUSI

This event is open to Under 35s Forum members only. For any questions, please contact Hannah Croft, Under 35s Forum Chair, at HannahC@rusi.org.

Open to RUSI Under 35's Members Only

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