Presidential Elections in the USA and Ghana will take place this year in November and December, respectively. With the two incumbents, Donald J. Trump and Nana Akufo-Addo, running on some of the most critical issues of the 21st century, these elections foreshadow how the remaining decades of this century may evolve. First and foremost, the handling of one of the greatest public health crises in the history of the world, COVID-19, is clearly at stake. How will the outcome of these two elections impact the management of this pandemic? Relatedly, the humongous impact COVID-19 has had, and continues to have, on the economies of these two countries, and the specific policies needed to mitigate the damage that has been caused, is also of critical importance to all voters in these elections. How will the outcome of these two elections impact the economic recovery effort once the pandemic is over?
However, the issue of voter turnout—from cleaning the voter’s register to actual voter suppression—continues to occupy the attention of citizens in both countries, and could have a huge impact on the final results of both elections. Will all potential voters in both countries have their say? And finally, no less significant for ‘Elections 2020’ is the historically rare occurrence of female vice presidents—Kamala Harris, the third ever in the US, and Nana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, the first ever—running alongside male presidential contenders from major parties in each country. What does this portend for gender relations in general, and the role of women in future electoral contests in the USA and Ghana in particular?
These and other critical questions will be explored in this very important Virtual Public Lecture.
The Q&A format will allow participants to submit questions which will be answered live.
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Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 5:30pm to 7:30pmVirtual Event