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Upcoming LSE event: Déja vu all over again? Super Tuesday and the race for the presidency


Will Super Tuesday guarantee a repeat of the 2020 contest between Joe Biden and Donald Trump?

The day after this important primary contest, this panel discussion with academics and journalists will reflect on the US presidential primary results and give their predictions for the general election.

This public event is free and open to all. This event will be a hybrid event, with an in-person audience and an online audience.

For the in-person event: No ticket or pre-registration is required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries see LSE Events FAQ.

For the online event: Register for this event via LSE Live at Déja vu all over again? Super Tuesday and the race for the presidency

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Meet our speakers and chair

Jason Casellas (@jpcasellas) is the John G. Winant Visiting Professor in American Government at the University of Oxford affiliated with Balliol College and the Rothermere American Institute. He is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Houston. He specialises in American politics, with specific research and teaching interests in Latino politics, legislative politics, and state and local politics. He is the author of Latino Representation in State Houses and Congress, and co-author of Governing Texas, the best-selling textbook in Texas government. He is the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, and has published in many peer-reviewed journals. He is on the decision desk for ABC News during national elections

Ursula Hackett (@UrsulaBHackett) is Reader in Politics at Royal Holloway, University of London, and a British Academy Mid-Career Fellow. She specialises in the study of public policymaking and litigation in the United States with a particular focus on religion, race, and education. Ursula is the author of America’s Voucher Politics: How Elites Learned to Hide the State, which won the Richard E. Neustadt Book Prize (American Politics Group) and the Education Politics and Policy Best Book Award (APSA). Her most recent paper is Litigating Policy Drift (Perspectives on Politics, 2023).

Mark Landler (@MarkLandler) is the London bureau chief of The New York Times. In 27 years at The Times, he has been bureau chief in Hong Kong and Frankfurt, White House correspondent, diplomatic correspondent, European economic correspondent, and a business reporter in New York. He is the author of Alter Egos, a comparative study of the foreign policy of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Stephanie J Rickard (@SJRickard) is Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science in the Department of Government. She earned her PhD at the University of California, San Diego and her BA at the University of Rochester. Her research examines issues at the intersection of politics and international economics, including trade agreements, subsidies, industrial policy and international financial rescues. In her award-winning book, Spending to Win, Stephanie investigates why governments selectively target economic benefits, like subsidies, to businesses. Based on interviews with government ministers and bureaucrats, as well as parliamentary records, industry publications, local media coverage, and new quantitative data, Stephanie demonstrates how economic policy is shaped by political institutions and economic geography. Stephanie serves as Chair of the Editorial Board for the journal International Organization. In addition to academic research, Stephanie has been engaged in policy debates, for example, testifying in the UK Parliament. She also comments on events in the global economy, including, for example, on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.

Peter Trubowitz (@ptrubowitz) is Professor of International Relations and Director of the Phelan US Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Associate Fellow at Chatham House.