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Heads of IGA & IIR in conversation about the US Elections 2020

Dr. Haris Vlavianos and Dr. Harry Papasotiriou

An interactive dialogue about the upcoming United States presidential elections was organized by the Institute of Global Affairs, The American College of Greece and the Institute of International Relations, Panteion University, with speakers Dr. Haris Vlavianos, Director of the Institute of Global Affairs, and Dr. Harry Papasotiriou, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Institute of International Relations.

Entitled US Elections: What is at Stake for the US and the World, the event was held in hybrid format on October 15, 2020 at the ACG Events Hall, with the support of the Deree International Relations and European Affairs Society & the Deree Student Association.

The event was an engaging conversation on US politics and the inner-workings of the US electoral system. The two experts elaborated on the profile, communication tactics and strategies of both presidential contenders and examined the profile of the average Republican and Democratic voter.

Acknowledging that unity in the western world is key to world stability in the XXI century, the distinguished academics agreed that current American institutional disengagement abroad and domestic polarization can be reasonably expected to change if the democratic candidate wins the election, with immediate policy shifts foreseen in the areas of immigration, the environment and US-Europe relations.

You may watch the video of the event here.