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18:00 - 19:00 25 May 2016

The culture wars and the 2016 US presidential election


Roberts G06 Lecture Theatre | Roberts Building (link Map)
Malet Place | London | WC1E 7JE | United Kingdom

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

Recent events such as the 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges Supreme Court decision to legalise gay marriage, the lowering of the Confederate flag at the State Capitol in Charleston, South Carolina, and the death of arch-conservative Justice Antonin Scalia have highlighted the continuing importance of debates about race, gender, sexuality, religion and national identity in American political culture. As Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump emerge as the likely nominees of their parties for the 2016 presidential election, how have these “culture wars” issues impacted their respective candidacies, and what bearing might they have on the final polls? This talk will provide insight into the state of US politics and society in what promises to be both a turbulent and a pivotal election cycle.


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