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Politics: Contemporary Issues In US Politics With Dr Warren Dockter & Dr Jenny Mathers From Aberystwyth University

8th July 2020 @ 10:30 - 11:30


US politics captivates the world.

With the 2020 US Presidential election looming amid growing political, economic and social divisions, tensions and inequalities, this is a great time to explore some of the important questions that shape American political life.

How representative is US politics? Who shapes campaign issues and policies and how? What role will immigration play in the election? What makes a President popular? What do these issues tell us about US society more widely?

In this webinar we will use a quiz, debate and discussion to generate ideas and thinking that will enrich A level studies, deepen understanding of topical and controversial issues, and give a taster of university-level approaches to study.

This is part of Aberystwyth’s Contemporary Issues in International Politics series.



Lecturer Profile (Please Click): Dr Warren Dockter & Dr Jenny Mathers 

Suitable for: Year 12 and 13 students (and equivalent) studying, or with a possible interest in studying, Politics and related disciplines. Teachers are also very welcome to join us.

Preparation/Pre-Reading: Students may wish to consider the topic and the key elements in advance. Students can also think about questions they have about studying Politics at university level.

The IT Setup: The event will be run with one, smaller, audience on Bluejeans (similar to Zoom) and a larger audience, simultaneously, on Facebook Live. The smaller group in the Bluejeans meeting can engage using their microphones to talk directly to the university academics. The Facebook audience has the ability to ask questions and offer thoughts via comments on Facebook. In both cases, participants will be able to join using laptops, tablets, and mobile devices.

Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges. If you would like to take part in this event, please register your interest by clicking on the link directly below for the registration form:


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8th July 2020
10:30 - 11:30
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