Monday, January 11th, 2016
We are pleased to present our January 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.

With best wishes from the LSE US Centre team.

Centre Highlights

Times Higher Education profiles US Centre

The US Centre has been featured in the Times Higher Education Magazine. Centre Director, Professor Peter Trubowitz, discussed how the LSE is tackling the shortage of research on US domestic politics.
Read the THE's article 

Upcoming US Centre events 
Click here for more information on upcoming US Centre Events.
Lessons for the Euro from America's Past with Jeffry Frieden

Date: 19 January 2016

Drawing on early America’s struggle to develop a single currency, Professor Frieden will discuss the implications for the European Union’s efforts today to provide monetary and financial stability.

Jeffry Frieden is Professor of Government at Harvard University. He specializes in the politics of international monetary and financial relations. Frieden is the author of Currency Politics: The Political Economy of Exchange Rate Policy (2015).

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The Future of Work
with Anne-Marie Slaughter

Date: 25 January 2016

Anne-Marie Slaughter’s new book, Unfinished Business: Women, Men, Work, Family, argues that as long as work and family are considered women’s issues, women and men will never be equal and employers will continue to haemorrhage great female and increasingly male talent. 

Anne-Marie Slaughter, is current President and CEO of New America and former Director of Policy Planning for the U.S. State Department under Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

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Most popular posts on the US Centre blog

The Centre's USAPP blog posts at least two articles every weekday, American politics blog round ups every Friday and Saturday, and academic book reviews on Sundays.

Political and religious attitudes are influenced by both environmental and genetic factors.

The Constitution is widely interpreted to separate the church from the state in the US, but religious and political attitudes are often closely related. In new research Amanda Friesen and Aleksander Ksiazkiewicz examine how the intersection of religion and politics influences people’s worldviews and how this in turn is influenced by genetics. 

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How skin color matters for the physical and mental health of African Americans

Research in recent decades has found that African Americans have worse health outcomes compared to white Americans. In new research Ellis P. Monk, Jr. investigates this disparity. Using a unique dataset to examine intra-racial skin color discrimination, he finds that the more discrimination African Americans felt from other African Americans and non-blacks, the worse their physical and mental health was. 

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Racial cues not only change the opinions people have, but also the public political actions they take.

The use of racially charged imagery and messages has a long history in US politics. But how do such racial cues affect how Americans participate politically beyond holding opinions? In new research, Hans Hassell and Neil Visalvanich find that whites are less likely to participate politically when prompted by minority advocacy. 
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