Focus on the U.S. election: a two-part web series – part one

Join us for a two-part series as McGill experts focus on the 2020 U.S. presidential election and the issues leading up to – and following – one of the most contentious and volatile political battles in U.S. history.

Streamed live: Thursday, October 22, 2020 12:00 p.m. EDT

What’s at stake in this election and why is it so important? How will key issues like COVID-19, racism, women’s rights, wealth inequality and the economic turmoil wrought by the pandemic factor into voting decisions and the post-election agenda? What will be the fallout from such a divisive election? How will it affect democracy and the electoral process?

In this episode of the Made by McGill alumni webcast, join us for a frank discussion about the issues, personalities and rancour driving the 59th U.S. presidential election.


Jason Opal, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of History and Classical Studies; contributor to The Washington Post and Los Angeles Times, and author of Avenging the People: Andrew Jackson, the Rule of Law, and the American Nation.

Mugambi Jouet, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law; author of Exceptional America: What Divides Americans From the World and From Each Other, an exploration of the relationship between American exceptionalism and the intense polarization of modern America.

Moderated by Derek Cassoff, Managing Director of Communications, University Advancement.

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