Oct 30, 2020

The Election the world is watching: Assessing the US election 2020 from a global perspective

  • Meghan O’Sullivan Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs and Director of the Geopolitics of Energy Project at Harvard Kennedy School.

    Meghan O’Sullivan
    Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs and Director of the Geopolitics of Energy Project at Harvard Kennedy School.

  • Ranjan Mathai Former Indian Foreign Secretary and Indian High Commissioner to the UK

    Ranjan Mathai
    Former Indian Foreign Secretary and Indian High Commissioner to the UK

Deep dive into US election trends and assess how the outcome will impact the world.

Context

The 2020 US election results would have an enormous impact on power equations around the world. Meghan O’Sullivan, a professor at Harvard University’s Kennedy School and former deputy national security advisor to President George W. Bush, will share her assessment of the presidential race, the foreign policy implications of a second Trump term or a new Biden administration, and the overall state of American politics at the 90th Synergia forum.

Focus areas of discussion

  • How has the presidential race unfolded?
  • How does future foreign policy shape up under the two contenders?
  • What does the campaign indicate about the road ahead?
  • What are the domestic implications?
  • Can a prediction be accurate at this stage?

Experts

Meghan O’Sullivan
Meghan O’Sullivan
Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs and Director of the Geopolitics of Energy Project at Harvard Kennedy School.

Ranjan Mathai
Ranjan Mathai
Former Indian Foreign Secretary and Indian High Commissioner to the UK