As the crescendo of the campaign nears, and against a background of civil unrest, accusations of voter fraud and the ongoing COVID pandemic, the upcoming US presidential election represents a reckoning for a polarized electorate. The result of this election will also have wide-ranging consequences on numerous global policy issues and is expected to determine America’s global leadership role.

Less than a week before the US presidential election, former British Ambassador to the US, Lord Kim Darroch, will offer his reflections on the prospects for a Biden presidency or a second-term Trump presidency. What does the current polling indicate? What is the likelihood that President Trump and his supporters will dispute the result and refuse to concede? How might either candidate approach their first 100 days in office and what would their likely policy priorities be? And what is the outlook for the UK-US relationship in either scenario?

This event is only open to Chatham House Partners and Major Corporate Members as well as selected giving circles of Chatham House. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Linda Bedford at RSVP@chathamhouse.org.

Participants

Lord Kim Darroch, Crossbench Life Peer, House of Lords; British Ambassador to the US (2016 – 19)
Chair: Dr Robin Niblett CMG, Director and Chief Executive, Chatham House