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US Election 2016: Policy Battlegrounds

Chatham House, London


Dr Ursula Hackett, Lecturer in Politics, Royal Holloway
Professor Marc J. Hetherington, Vanderbilt University; Author, Why Washington Won’t Work
Tom Mludzinski, Director of Political and Social Research, ComRes
Chair: Dr Jacob Parakilas, Assistant Head, US and the Americas Programme, Chatham House


In the first of a three-part series on the US election, this event will analyze the primary policy battlegrounds which are being contested by Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

With November’s US presidential election fast approaching, policies and rhetoric from both campaigns are being monitored across the world. With politics becoming increasingly polarized, the panel will discuss key policy differences and how they are playing to the public. It will also consider if rhetoric and party loyalty is surpassing policy as a driving factor in the voting intentions of the American people.