Event Series: "US Presidential Election 2020"

 

MAKING SENSE OF THE AMERICAN PRESIDENCY 

 

Event Series organized by the Department of American Studies, University of Innsbruck

 

Election.2020

 

On November 3, 2020, the United States of America will go to the polls and elect their president – either the incumbent Donald Trump or the former Vice President Joe Biden. To mark the occasion, the Department of American Studies is organizing an event series to foster understanding of the electoral and political processes in the US and take a critical look at the developments before and after the election.
 
Guest speakers from the University of New Orleans, California State University, Chico, Gettysburg College, University of Notre Dame, and Appalachian State University will offer their expertise in two panel discussions and four lectures, all of which will be available via stream. These online events will be accompanied by a cinematic take on election campaigns and presidencies in a series of film screenings at the Leokino.

 

We cordially invite you to join us online and at the Leokino! All events are open to the public.

 

Event Program

 

Download the full program.

 

Online Lectures and Panel Discussions

 

“Analyzing the American Presidential Election 2020: Pre-Election Day”

Panel Discussion chaired by Prof. Günter Bischof (Director of Center Austria) with Prof. Christine Day (Chair of the Department of Political Science), Prof. Robert Dupont (Chair of Department of History), and Dr. Jay Hakes (Director Emeritus of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library), all University of New Orleans.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 7 pm

Join the event with this Zoom link and enter the passcode 414282.

 

“The US Electoral College in 2020: Polarizing Campaigns and Challenges to Democracy”

Lecture by Phillip J. Ardoin, Professor and Chair of the Department of Government and Justice Studies, Appalachian State University
Introduction: Cornelia Klecker

Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 6 pm

Join the event with this Zoom link.

 

“When Popularity Is Not Enough: The History of the Electoral College”

A Conversation with Robert Tinkler, Professor of American History and Chair of the History Department, California State University, Chico
Host: Cornelia Klecker

Monday, October 19, 2020, 7 pm

Join the event with this Zoom link.

 

“Understanding the American Presidency”

Lecture by Shirley Anne Warshaw, Professor of Political Science, Gettysburg College
Introduction: Sandra Tausel

Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 6 pm

Join the event with this Zoom link.

 

“Analyzing the American Presidential Election 2020: Post-Election Day”

Panel Discussion chaired by Prof. Günter Bischof (Director of Center Austria) with Prof. Christine Day (Chair of the Department of Political Science), Prof. Robert Dupont (Chair of Department of History), and Dr. Jay Hakes (Director Emeritus of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library), all University of New Orleans.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 7 pm

Streaming link will follow.

 

“The 2020 US Election and the Campaign of History”

Lecture by Robert Schmuhl, Professor Emeritus of American Studies, University of Notre Dame
Introduction: Gudrun Grabher

Tuesday, November 24, 2020, 7 pm

Streaming link will follow.

 

 

Film Screenings

 

All film screenings will take place at the Leokino (unless Covid-19 regulations change and prohibit us from hosting these screenings).

 

 

The Ides of March (George Clooney, 2011)

Introduction: Cornelia Klecker

Wednesday, October 07, 2020, 8.30 pm


This Land Is My Land (2020) and Q&A with Director Susanne Brandstätter

Unfortunately, we had to move this event online. If you would like to stream the film as well as participate in the Q&A, please click on the Zoom link below. Please also note that the event starts earlier than originally scheduled.

Moderator: Johannes Vith

Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 7 pm

Join the event with this Zoom link.

 

Vice (Adam McKay, 2018)

Introduction: Cornelia Klecker

Monday, November 09, 2020, 5.45 pm

 

Frost/Nixon (Ron Howard, 2008)

Introduction: Ben Robbins

Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 8.30 pm

 

Jackie (Pablo Larraín, 2016)

Introduction: Sandra Tausel

Wednesday, December 02, 2020, 8.30 pm

 

 

 

ORGANIZATION

This event series is organized by Cornelia Klecker, Christian Quendler, Sandra Tausel, and Johannes Vith with the Department of American Studies in collaboration with the Leokino Innsbruck.

 

SPONSOR

This event series is funded by the US Embassy Vienna. 

Logo US Embassy 

 

 

Department of American Studies
University of Innsbruck
Innrain 52
6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Tel: +43 (0)512 507 4171 (Secretary’s Office)
www.uibk.ac.at/amerikastudien/

 
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