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Gastvortragsreihe „Diversity Issues and the 2024 U.S. Presidential Elections“ organisiert von Greta Olson

Gastvortragsreihe „Diversity Issues and the 2024 U.S. Presidential Elections“ organisiert von Greta Olson

In der Vorlesung „The United States in the 21st Century
 with a Focus on the 2024 Presidential Elections“, ausgerichtet von Prof. Greta Olson, finden eine Reihe von Gastvorträgen zu „Diversity Issues and the 2024 U.S. Presidential Elections“ statt. 

This series of interactive lectures covers major events in U.S. American cultural politics since the beginning of the new millennium. These include the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the ensuing Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Abu Ghraib prisoner scandal, the financial crisis of 2007-2008, the Black Lives Matter movement, #MeToo, the COVID-19 pandemic, political polarization, and the ongoing legacy of Trumpism.
We will review these events and go over how the primary and general elections function in the United States so as to better understand what is at stake in the sixtieth presidential elections on November 5, 2024. Paying attention to the history of the presidency in the post-WW II period allows us to contextualize some of the central issues influencing the 2024 presidential and down-ballot races. Recognizing that the presidency has always been mediated, our primary texts will include presidential autobiographies, attack ads, and social media posts, as well as the Constitution. The lecture series places particular focus on diversity issues in the campaigns and how they are represented in media. This includes topics such as abortion, immigration, education, parental rights, and LGBTQIA+-related issues. A series of live guest lectures with outside speakers will add valuable additional perspectives to our discussions.

Unfortunately, the lecture by Dr. Georgiana Banita on June 12 has to be cancelled.

Die Vorlesung findet mittwochs von 16 Uhr bis 18 Uhr c.t. statt.
Raum: Phil I, A 3 (Ausnahme: Podiumsdiskussion am 10. Juli 2024)