Friday Talk – 9 October 2020, 1:15 p.m. for 1:30 start.
Presenter: Professor Quentin Beresford
Trump or Biden? The outcome of the 2020 Presidential election will shape American and global politics for years to come. But with America in the midst of the Covid19 crisis, an outbreak of racial protest and urban violence and Trump’s attempts to undermine the conduct of the election itself, anything seems possible. This lecture will provide a rundown on where the two candidates stand, their contrasting campaigns, the issues shaping the election and the likely outcome. It examines these issues against the background of America’s flawed democracy and its highly polarised society. America itself seems to be at the crossroads at this election.
About the Speaker:
Dr Quentin Beresford recently took up a role as Adjunct Professor of Politics at USC after a 30 year career at Edith Cowan University in Perth. He is the author of a dozen books of non-fiction on a range of topics including the environment, biography and Aboriginal affairs. He has won five literary awards for his work.