Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017
We are pleased to present our May issue of the LSE US Centre Newsletter

Please feel free to forward this newsletter on to any colleagues and friends who may be interested in the US Centre and our events and activities.

Centre Highlights

TONIGHT: The Politics of Resentment in the 2016 US Presidential Election

Date: Tuesday 2 May 2017
Time:  6.30-8pm
Venue: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

Join us TONIGHT to hear Professor Katherine J. Cramer discuss The Politics of Resentment in the 2016 US Presidential Election. Specializing in public opinion and popular attitudes to public affairs, Professor Cramer will explore how rural American resentment toward cities and the urban elite can provide fertile ground for right-leaning candidates to win elections, and the implications of this on contemporary politics in the US and beyond.

Katherine J. Cramer is the Director of the Morgridge Centre for Public Service, and a Professor of Political Science, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Triple Trump at LSE!

LSE became host to a trio of Trump-related events recently!

Our very own Centre-hosted round-table debate featured media and academic experts, who reflected on the traditional "honeymoon" period of any new US president in our event "The First 100 Days: Taking Stock of the Trump Presidency". Our panelists included Centre Director Professor Peter Trubowitz; Joan C. Williams, Professor of Law at UC Hastings; Gideon Rachman, chief foreign affairs columnist for the Financial Times; Leslie Vinjamuri, Director of the Centre on Conflict, Rights and Justice and Associate Professor in International Relations at SOAS, University of London; and Charlie Beckett, Director of POLIS and Professor in the Department of Media & Communications at LSE.

Listen to a podcast of the event here.
Take a look at the Storify of the event here.

LSE IDEAS also hosted an event on the Trump presidency, focusing more acutely on foreign affairs in their event Trump and China in the Asian Century. In this lecture, Professor Arne Westad of Harvard University asked what the reactions to the Trump presidency were likely to be in eastern Asia, and whether we are facing a fundamental power shift in the region. He also discussed how the current situation compares with earlier cases of dramatic global change. 

Listen to a podcast of the event here.

Lastly, coming up on Wednesday 10 May 2017 is the LSE International Inequalities Institute's event, "Why Did Trump Win? Overcoming Class Cluelessness in America". Joan C. Williams, Professor of Law at UC Hastings, whose evaluation of Trump's electoral victory in the Harvard Business Review has been read over 3.5 million times, will explain how the left can regain white working class votes while remaining true to their principles.


News from the US Centre Staff & Friends

Read our Blog Editor's new book!

Our USAPP Blog Editor, Chris Gilson, recently co-authored a book on "Communicating Your Research with Social Media". Intended as a guide for researchers and academics to effectively share and promote cutting edge research, the book draws upon various real-world examples and guides the reader through each stage of the research process to best promote their research. This is an essential and comprehensive read for anyone interested in communicating their research through blogs, podcasts, data visualisations, and video. 

Read more about Chris's book here.
You can also purchase Chris's book here.
Americans: Join the Alumni and Friends of LSE!

Join a network of 20,000 LSE alumni in the US!

With 18 metropolitan chapters, the Alumni and Friends of LSE (AFLSE) is the hub for networking, lifelong education and staying connected with the School for US based alumni. From Networking Nights to faculty talks and career events, there is always something happening in a city near you.

You can learn about these events and more by visiting AFLSE is LSE's largest and oldest alumni association outside the United Kingdom. In addition to its vibrant chapter networking, AFLSE also awards a scholarship to a deserving student from the US every year. AFLSE wholeheartedly supports the US Centre in its efforts to spur analysis and new ideas when it comes to the US polity.
New from the Ballpark Media Hub

The Ballpark is the LSE US Centre’s media centre encompassing our podcast and US election explainer videos. Follow the Ballpark on Twitter and take a look at all our episodes, explainer videos and extra innings segments here.  

The Ballpark podcast Episode 2.2: Do state governments even matter?

This episode, we’re looking into an often overlooked level of American policy-making: state governments. While the federal government is gripped by gridlock, the states surprisingly continue to pump out public policy. What makes these smaller governments work so efficiently? And do these laboratories of democracy really work for everyone?This episode features Jamie Monogan, Assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Georgia and Chris Gilson, Managing Editor of USAPP.

Listen to it here.
The Ballpark podcast Episode 2.1: Populism and the new political spectrum

While populism isn’t a new phenomenon in the United States, it has produced a new political spectrum in American politics and elections. In this episode, we explore why populism is so influential in US politics right now, what impact it is having on the political landscape, and where the government or politicians should go from here. This episode features Eric Kaufmann, Professor of Politics at Birkbeck College, University of London and Brian Klaas, Fellow in Comparative Politics at the LSE’s Department of Government.

Listen to it here.
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