Panel Discussion: The 2016 US Presidential Election

September 27, 2016 -

As the dust settles after the first presidential election debate, we’re looking forward to our own panel discussion in the run up to the big event.

On 1 November the Museum’s Director, Dr Richard Wendorf, will chair a frank discussion about about the American Presidential Election at the Bath Royal and Literary Scientific Institution. Each of the speakers will outline his perspective on the campaign and election, followed by questions and discussion with the audience. We look forward to a lively evening!

The speakers are:

David S Moon, University of Bath: The Rhetoric of American Politics

David S Moon is Lecturer in Politics at the University of Bath and Deputy Director of Studies for Politics Programmes in the Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies. He is co-editor of Democratic Orators from JFK to Barack Obama (London, 2016).

Iftikhar H Malik,  Bath Spa University: American Foreign Policy under Clinton or Trump

Iftikhar Malik is Professor of History at Bath Spa University and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. His recent publications are Pashtun Identity and Geopolitics in Southwest Asia: Pakistan and Afghani-stan since 9/11 (London, 2016), Pakistan: Democracy, Terror and the Building of a Nation (London, 2010), and Crescent between Cross and Star: Muslims and the West after 9/11 (Oxford, 2006).

Richard Wendorf,  American Museum in Britain (moderator): A Personal Perspective on the Presidential Campaign

Richard Wendorf is the Director of the American Museum, a Director of BRLSI, and Visiting Professor at Bath Spa University. His most recent book Growing Up Bookish: An Anglo-American Memoir, will be published in 2017.

Event details:

Tuesday 1 November 2016, 7.30 pm

Bath Royal and Literary Scientific Institution, 16 Queen Square, Bath, BA1 2HN,

01225 312084

Visitors £6

BRLSI / American Museum Maple Members / Students £4

American Museum White Birch Members free

Please purchase tickets on the door.