SOLD OUT Election Fever: 2016 in Global and Historical Perspective

By University of Washington, History Department (other events)

Wednesday, November 16 2016 5:30 PM 8:00 PM

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.


Due to high demand tickets are now required. 

University of Washington, History Department