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Unfolding Our Shared Future - Challenge, Possibility and Potential in US and UK Politics: Voters of the Future - Northumbria University, November 21, 2022

‘Voters of the Future’

In the aftermath of the US mid-term elections and amid unprecedented turbulence in British politics, this high-profile public event addresses issues of democracy, media, and accountability in contemporary US and UK politics and, crucially, considers the perils and prospects for voters in both countries for the rest of the 21st Century.

Compered by Northumbria University’s Professor in American Studies, Brian Ward, ‘Voters of the Future’ features an informed, captivating, and thought-provoking blend of discussion and short presentations, including an historical guide to ‘Why Mid-Terms Matter’ by Dr. Patrick Andelic (Northumbria).

The centrepiece of the evening is a roundtable featuring special guests Stephanie L. Young (Executive Director of ‘When We All Vote’ and Advisor to the Obama Administration) and Richard Johnson (Senior Lecturer in US Politics and Policy, Queen Mary’s University, London), chaired by Professor Caron Gentry (Professor in International Relations and Faculty Pro Vice-Chancellor for Arts, Design, and Social Sciences, Northumbria).

Monday 21 November, 6.30pm – 8.00pm BST

Lecture Theatre 001, City Campus East, Northumbria University

Register here for this free event