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18:00 - 19:30 21 March 2016

The Richard E Neustadt Annual Lecture 2016

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Lecture Theatre 106 | Roberts Building (link Map)
Malet Place | London | WC1E 7JE | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

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Andrew Rudalevige, Professor of Political Science, Bowdoin College (Maine)

Barack Obama became president in 2009 on a wave of goodwill that seemingly promised the opportunity to launch a “new New Deal” in the face of the worst economic crisis since the 1930s. Despite significant legislative achievements in his first two years, however, the loss of control of the House of Representatives in the 2010 midterm elections prefaced a new era of political polarization that limited prospects for advancing the 44th president's agenda through enactment of new laws. Obama’s subsequent turn to unilateralism in the form of executive actions and presidential directives to advance his agenda has been a key element of his presidency. The Richard E Neustadt lecture of 2016 will consider the significance of unilateralism in assessing Obama's legacy and what precedents it may establish for his successor.


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Oscar Martinez
+44 (0)20 3108 9721 | ucl-ia@ucl.ac.uk


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