November 15 – What Happened? America After the Mid-terms

Introducing the fourth and last lecture in our four-part series dedicated to the American midterms: America Week!

On the 6th of November the citizens of the United States of America will go to the polls to vote in the mid-term elections. While the mid-terms usually go by without any fuzz, many have described this year’s as being the most important in a long time. Being seen as a litmus test of the Trump administration this election will show what impact the past two years’ reforms have had on the potentials of nationwide republican success. At the same time, The Democratic Party has the opportunity to flip the Senate and the Congress in their favour; but will they be able to put their infighting aside to show a united party? To give us a post election analysis UF Uppsala has together with SINAS and SAAS put together an expert panel which will dissect the election results impact on US politics and society.

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Frida Stranne is a doctor in peace and development studies and has for many years taught international relations and international politics with a focus on American foreign and domestic policy. She is a frequent commentator on American politics in Swedish media.

Professor Mark Weiner holds a J.D. from Yale Law School and a Ph.D. in American Studies from Yale University. He is the author of four award-winning books and is right now a visiting lecturer at the Swedish Institute for North American Studies.

Peter Dahlen holds a masters degree in law and is currently serving as the managing director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Sweden. He has previous experience from the American political system as a democratic counsel for then Senator Joe Biden and as the chair of Democrats abroad in Sweden.

Moderator: Dag Blanck is a Professor of North American Studies and Director of the Swedish Institute of North American Studies at Uppsala University. His research focuses on immigration and minorities. He is also a recurrent commentator on American politics in Swedish television.

Date: 15/11/2018
Time: 6:15-7:45 PM
Place: Sal IX, Universitetshuset
Free admission!

In collaboration with Folkuniversitetet, the Swedish Institute for North American Studies and the Swedish Association for American Studies.