This year’s unpredictable and groundbreaking presidential campaign has inspired hyperbole, hysteria, and plenty of historical comparisons. How history-making *is* this year’s race? And is what’s going on in the US this year all that exceptional, or surprising, given broader trends around the world? Join four UW History faculty as they situate the US election amid broader global and historical trends—authoritarian appeals in a time of economic uncertainty, party realignment and third parties, austerity, demographic change and immigration/migration, internationalism and isolationism. Moving from Duterte’s Philippines to Fujimori’s Peru to post-Brexit Europe to the America of Clinton and Trump, our panel will explore the broader historical forces shaping today’s political landscape, and what it means for the global future.
Panel: Professors Margaret O'Mara, Raymond Jonas, Vicente Rafael, and Adam Warren
Panel will be held from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm with a reception beforehand starting at 5:30 pm.