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Challenges for Obama'€™s Final Two Years

Chatham House, London

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Steven Erlanger, London Bureau Chief, The New York Times
Joe Twyman, Head of Political and Social Research, YouGov
Xenia Wickett, Project Director, US; Dean, The Queen Elizabeth II Academy for Leadership in International Affairs, Chatham House
Chair: Dr Leslie Vinjamuri, Associate Fellow, Americas Programme, Chatham House


Following President Barack Obama’s penultimate State of the Union address on 20 January, the expert panel will consider his goals and objectives for his final two years in office. They will discuss the challenges the president faces in working with a Republican-controlled Congress, and discuss how the 2016 presidential race could take shape.