Friday, December 2nd, 2016
We are pleased to present our December 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.

We wish all our colleagues and friends a very happy holiday season! 

Centre Highlights

LSE experts analyse election results on USAPP blog

In the aftermath of Donald Trump’s surprise victory, the US Centre has been posting reactions by LSE Experts on the election result and its potential implications for the US and the world on our blog, USAPP

You can read all 12 articles here.
US Centre in the News

Centre Director, Professor Peter Trubowitz, has been providing election commentary throughout the month. He spoke to BBC on how both candidate’s became their party’s nominee and discussed the analogies of this election and Brexit on CNBC’s Squawkbox and the New York Times. He also spoke to The Ballpark on his pre-election predictions.

US Centre PhD Network and Welcome Drinks 

In collaboration with the PhD Academy, the US Centre is hosting a drinks reception on January 26 to bring together PhD students with research interests on the US. This event will be an opportunity to meet with doctoral researchers and faculty from across LSE. There will be a short presentation detailing the support the US Centre can provide for career development and grant funding. If you're interested in attending, register to attend the event.
Calling All First Time Voters!

The ECREP Electoral Psychology Initiative at LSE is interested in hearing from people who have voted for the first time in the 2016 General Election. The researchers would like you to hear about how you felt about that new right, how you prepared for it, how you feel when you are at the polling station, etc. They have run versions of this survey in the UK, France and South Africa and they are keen to hear from those who have voted for their first time in the US.

If you’re voting for the first time in the 2016 US General Election please do complete this short survey. 

November events 
The US Centre has hosted several public events this past month.

Clockwise from left: 

Media and academic experts on US politics reviewed the results of the 2016 US presidential election in our event, “What's Next? Analysing the 2016 US Presidential Election”. Panelists included Cheryl Schonhardt-Bailey, Professor in the LSE Government Department; Sir Nigel Sheinwald, former British Ambassador to the United States and British Permanent Representative  Ambassador to the European Union; Bronwen Maddox, Director of the Institute for Government; Peter Trubowitz, Professor of International Relations and Director of the LSE's US Centre; and Justin Webb, presenter on the Today Programme and former Washington Correspondent for the BBC. 
Listen to the podcast of the lecture or take a look at the Storify. We’ve also posted some photos of the event. 

Larry Jacobs and Desmond King joined us to discuss their new publication, “Fed Power: How Finance Wins” discussing the Fed's historic development during the 19th century to its current position as the most important institution in the American economy. 
Stay tuned for a Ballpark podcast interview with Professor Jacobs.

Professor Mick Cox, Director of LSE IDEAS and Emeritus Professor at the LSE International Relations Department, spoke to students and friends of the LSE about the School’s history with the United States. In “The Yanks are Coming! LSE in the American Century” Professor Cox discussed some of the famous Americans to come to the School and LSE’s role in shaping the country. We’ve posted some photos of the event and we hope you’ll take a look at the Storify of the event. 

November has been quite a month for those with interests and ties with the US. After the election, we wished all the friends and supporters of the US Centre a very happy Thanksgiving. We hope everyone enjoys a happy holiday season!

Upcoming US Centre events 

While we are still confirming the exact locations and details of our 2017 Lent Term events programming, we are pleased to present these save-the-dates: 

21 Feb 2017 “The Fractured American Republic and the Possibilities for Political Renewal
Yuval Levin, Editor of National Affairs magazine
(Part of the 2017 LSE Literary Festival)
7 Mar 2017 “From Obama to Trump: What’s Next for US Foreign Policy
Charles Kupchan, Professor of International Affairs at Georgetown University
14 Mar 2017 “Anixety, Fear and National Identity: Anti-Immigration Politics and the Rise of Latino Power in the US
Neil Foley, Robert & Nancy Dedman Endowed Chair in History at Southern Methodist University
21 Mar 2017 “Do American Universities Promote Income Inequality
Tali Mendelberg, Professor of Politics at Princeton University

Stay informed on upcoming events by checking our website or subscribing to our events page on Facebook.

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 US Elections Explained: Trade Policy

Dr Derek Valles looks at power transitions between presidents of the United States. He also considers the challenges facing the president-elect in the coming months.

Watch it here.
The US Elections Explained: Criminal Justice

Professor Nicola Lacey looks at the fragmented nature of the US criminal justice system and how judicial elections and ‘appeals to toughness’ have influenced the incarceration rate at the state level.

Watch it here.

Popular commentary from the US Centre blog

The Centre's USAPP blog posts at least two articles every weekday, and academic book reviews on Sundays.

Trump and the Revolt of the Rust Belt

Michael McQuarrie argues that to truly appreciate why Donald Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States we must look beyond distortionary exit polling and come to appreciate the thoroughly regional nature of his victory. 

Trump owes his victory to America’s unique Electoral College system

Thomas J. Leeper argues that the Electoral College system has serious consequences for the strength of Trump’s mandate and could reignite debate over electoral reform in the United States.

Trump’s election represents the popular rejection of an unreachable American Dream

Mary Evans of the LSE Gender Institute looks at how Trump voters feel excluded from joining the middle class and disillusioned with the American Dream.

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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