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The 2024 U.S. Election Seen from Down Under: What's at Stake for Australia?

Dear Members and Friends of the AmerikaHaus NRW,

Together with the North American Studies Program at the University of Bonn, the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, and the Deutsch-Kanadische Gesellschaft e.V. we cordially invite you to a lecture on: 


The 2024 U.S. Election Seen from Down Under: What's at Stake for Australia?
Prof. David Smith, United States Studies Centre, University of Sydney
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 | 10:00 - 12:00 a.m. | via Zoom

Most prominently at stake for Australia in the 2024 US election is the direction of Australian conservative politics. Trump engages an idiom and sym-bolism that is internationally shared and unites various right-wing agendas, particularly in Australia, where the English language and Murdoch-owned media outlets make Trump a focal point for the Australian right. His victory, Dr. Smith argues in his lecture, would embolden a populist, far-right ascendancy on the conservative side of Australian politics at the expense of more moderate and liberal tendencies within the conservative coalition. A defeat of Trump is likely to have the opposite effect.

Prof. David Smith is Associate Professor of American Politics and Foreign Policy at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. His research focuses on reli-gion and politics as well as comparison between the United States and other Anglophone countries.

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This event is part of the Lecture Series "Current Issues in North American and Cultural Studies" of the North American Studies Program.