US Election Campaign

Lind Initiative 2016

US Election Campaign

The Fall 2016 focus for the Lind Initiative series is the U.S. Election Campaign. High profile speakers will explore the state of U.S. politics as seen through the drama of the 2016 U.S. election. The Lind Initiative in U.S. Studies Fall series aims to provoke a national conversation around issues such as hyper conservatism and the widening rifts in the two major American political parties.

Fall 2016 Speakers

Peter Beinart

Peter Beinart

Contributing Editor

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David Frum

David Frum

Senior Editor

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Andrew Coyne

Andrew Coyne

Columnist

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Jane Mayer

Jane Mayer

Staff Writer, Author

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E. J. Dionne Jr.

E. J. Dionne Jr.

Author, Political Commentator, Op-ed Columnist

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Hans Noel

Hans Noel

Associate Professor

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Byron Shafer

Byron Shafer

Professor

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Richard Johnston

Richard Johnston

Professor

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Fall 2016 Events

How Populism is Transforming American Politics
On the Left and Right

September 15th, 2016
6:30PM

Peter Beinart, Contributing Editor, and
David Frum, Senior Editor at The Atlantic
Moderated by Andrew Coyne, columnist with the National Post

Venue: Old Auditorium, UBC

A discussion about the future of the Republican and Democratic parties, from two of the sharpest observers of each, in light of the results of the primaries and the populist forces they both exhibited.

Watch our talk with editors David Frum and Peter Beinart, moderated by Andrew Coyne with introductory remarks by Liu Director Moura Quayle.

Watch an interview by UBC’s Liu Institute for Global Issues with Peter Beinart, well-known columnist, author and Associate Professor of Journalism and Political Science at City University of New York. Beinart speaks about the role of media in the 2016 US presidential race, internal party politics. and a potential Clinton Administration’s foreign policy.

Watch an interview by UBC’s  Liu Institute for Global Issues with Andrew Coyne, political columnist and regular CBC panelist about the wider implications an American political unraveling.

Dark Money
How Money is Shaping the U.S. Election

September 23rd, 2016
6:30PM

Jane Mayer, Staff Writer at the New Yorker, author of Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right

Venue: Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre – Jack Poole Hall, UBC

An analysis of how super PACs and big donor money has shaped the 2016 election, or in the case of the GOP, how this money failed to counter the rise of Trump. Based on Jane Mayer’s book, Dark Money.

Watch the live taping of our event with author & New Yorker staff writer Jane Mayer, moderated by UBC Journalism Professor Peter Klein.

Watch an interview by the Liu Institute for Global Issues with Jane Mayer, staff writer at the New Yorker and author of “Dark Money.” Mayer provided UBC audiences with an acute analysis of how super PACs and big donor money has shaped the 2016 U.S. election, or in the case of the GOP, how this money failed to counter the rise of Trump.

Why the Right Went Wrong
The State of U.S. Conservatism in the Year of Trump

October 14th, 2016
6:30PM

E. J. Dionne Jr., Author, Journalist and Political Commentator, Op-ed Columnist for The Washington Post


Venue: Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre – Jack Poole Hall, UBC

An analysis of the election and the shifts in the GOP, building on his book, Why the Right Went Wrong: Conservatism–From Goldwater to the Tea Party and Beyond.

Watch the live taping of our event with author and columnist E.J. Dionne, moderated by Erik Snowberg, UBC Professor of Economics and Political Science.

Examining the Nomination Process
How did we get here? Where are we going?

October 26th, 2016
6:30PM

Hans Noel, Associate Professor of Government at Georgetown University, and Byron Shafer, Professor of Political Science at University of Wisconsin-Madison
Moderated by Richard Johnston, UBC Professor of Political Science

Venue: Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre – Jack Poole Hall, UBC

The Republican nomination battle defied prediction and challenges much of what we think we know about parties in the U.S. Is this all just an accident of history, doomed to be forgotten once the election is over? Or will the landscape of nominations and elections be permanently transformed?

Hot chocolate, coffee & tea will be served from 6:00 pm onwards.

Seats are still available. To register, please contact Jordan Irwin Rongavilla at 604-827-0036 or Jordan.Rongavilla@ubc.ca before 4:30 PM on October 26th or simply arrive at reception in the Alumni Centre lobby.

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