Monday, February 8th, 2016
January has been a very busy month for us and we are pleased to present our February 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

Anne-Marie Slaughter speaks on 'The Future of Work' 

On 25 January Anne-Marie Slaughter spoke at the LSE about her new book, Unfinished Business: Women, Men, Work, Family. In her book, she 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.

Take a look at our Storify summary of the event. 

Jeffry Frieden evaluates the lessons for the Euro from America's Past 

On 19 January Professor Jeffry Frieden of Harvard University gave a public lecture at the LSE: 'Lessons for the Euro from America's Past'. Drawing on early America’s struggle to develop a single currency, Professor Frieden discussed the implications for the European Union’s efforts today to provide monetary and financial stability.

Listen to the podcast of the lecture or take a look at our Storify
US Centre to Launch New Podcast  

The US Centre is looking forward to launching its new podcast, The Ballpark, in the next few weeks.

The Ballpark is the LSE US Centre's regular podcast on the politics and policy of the United States. Through features and interviews with academics from the LSE and elsewhere, The Ballpark looks more closely into what's going on behind the headlines. 
Follow The Ballpark on Twitter  

US Centre Director, Peter Trubowitz, Speaks on the Upcoming Elections 

Professor Trubowitz addressed the Frontline Club in a panel discussion on 'Trumpmania and the US Election Year'

Dan Drezner recommended Professor Trubowitz's book, Politics and Strategy: Partisan Ambition and American Statecraft in the Washington Post. 

CNBC asked Professor Trubowitz questions on Obama's final State of the Union address on the network's Squawk Box

Read Professor Trubowitz's USAPP blog post, How the “Trump factor” came to dominate the 2016 election.
US Centre Brown Bag with Luke Nichter   

On February 2nd, the US Centre hosted a Brown Bag with Professor Luke A. Nichter, Associate Professor of History at Texas A&M.

Nichter deconstructed the history of Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., the senator, statesman, presidential advisor, and presidential candidate.

More information about US Centre Brown Bags.

News from US Centre People

US Centre Assistant Professorial Research Fellow, Nick Kitchen will be speaking on February 29th in the panel discussion 'Which Way to Pennsylvania Avenue?': The US Election Rundown hosted by the Royal United Services Institute.

Professor Cheryl Schonhardt-Bailey spoke on the topic of non-verbal communication in parliamentary oversight committees in a conference on the 'New Developments in the Study of Political Persuasion' in Laguna Beach, California. 

US Centre Director, Peter Trubowitz, wrote the chapter , "'The Balancer': Ronald Reagan, Party Politics and US Grand Strategy" in the recently published Reagan in a World Transformed.
Upcoming US Centre events 
Click here for more information on upcoming US Centre Events.
Who will be the next US President?
with Lawrence Jacobs

Date: 24 February 2016

The most polarizing and anti-establishment candidates in modern US politics are dominating the battles for nomination as the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates in 2016. Who will win the Democratic and Republican nominations and why, and what will this mean for the presidential election which follows?  

Lawrence R. Jacobs is the Walter F. and Joan Mondale Chair for Political Studies and Director of the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance in the Hubert H. Humphrey School and the Department of Political Science at the University of Minnesota. 

More information and ticket details
The Evening After the Night Before:
analysing Super Tuesday

Date: 2 March 2016

On the 1st of March millions of American voters in 12 states will go to the polls in the 2016 US presidential election's 'Super Tuesday’ primary. The race so far has been unlike any in recent memory with the rise of outsider candidates from both the Republican and Democratic parties. Join us for a lively evening of discussion and debate with six experts on US politics. 

Chair: Justin Webb, BBC
Kate Andrews, Adam Smith Institute 
Steve Erlanger, New York Times
Giddeon Rachman, Financial Times 
Stephanie Rickard, LSE
Peter Trubowitz, LSE

More information and ticket details
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.

Donald Trump is attracting authoritarian primary voters, and it may help him to gain the nomination.

With the first primaries of the 2016 presidential election cycle looming, many in the Republican Party are becoming increasingly concerned that billionaire Donald Trump will actually be able to gain the party’s nomination, leading the party to an electoral disaster in November. Using a new national survey of American voters, Matthew C. MacWilliams finds that these fears are well-founded. 
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Evidence suggests that US police understand citizens value procedural fairness, but may not recognize the long term benefits of its use.

In new research Justin Nix finds that while police are aware that citizens value procedural fairness – whether or not the police treat citizens with respect and are trustworthy – they are more likely to believe that they can achieve cooperation with citizens in high crime areas by being more effective at fighting crime. 

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Why campaigns that stigmatize smokers can make them want to quit even less

Recent years have seen the rise of anti-smoking campaigns. While these campaigns are often successful at getting people to quit, Sara Evans-Lacko writes that their negativity can lead to the opposite of their intended effect. She argues that the stigma that such approaches bring can lower smokers’ self-esteem, making it harder for them to quit, or make them angry and want to smoke more. 

Read more
The LSE's United States Centre is a hub for global expertise, analysis and commentary on America. Its mission is to promote policy-relevant and internationally-oriented scholarship to meet the growing demand for fresh analysis and critical debate on the United States.
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