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The 2016 US Election: Playing for Trumps

When:

Thu 13 Oct 2016, 6:00pm–8:00pm

Where: Victoria University Pipitea Campus, Bunny Street, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Full Price: $90.00
  • Additional fees may apply

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13, 20, 27 October.

Given the high level of interest the 2016 US presidential election has generated, this timely course aims to give you a comprehensive understanding of the dynamics of this election. It sets the election in context – how does the US political system and electoral college system actually elect presidents and vice presidents?

You will consider the psychology of the US electorate and the candidates themselves – how unusual are they in the broader history of US general elections? You will also look at the campaigns themselves – what role has the media played and can we trust the polls?

Stephen Levine is a Professor of political science at Victoria University. A comparative politics specialist, he has taught courses on US politics, focusing extensively on the presidency and has also been a media commentator on US politics and elections.

Marc Wilson is Associate Dean of psychology at Victoria University, He is particularly interested in the application of social psychological theory to important social issues. He writes a weekly psychology column in the New Zealand Listener.

Claire Timperley is a Lecturer in political science at Victoria University, having recently completed her PhD on a Fulbright Scholarship at the University of Virginia. She has taught and researched in US politics, most notably as a researcher for the Presidential Oral History Program at the Miller Center of Public Affairs in Virginia.

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