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    The Ballpark | Extra Innings: How UK Think Tanks influence US policymaking, with Prof. Michael Cox

The Ballpark | Extra Innings: How UK Think Tanks influence US policymaking, with Prof. Michael Cox

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On July 21st, 2021, The Phelan US Centre’s Chris Gilson spoke to Professor Michael Cox of LSE IDEAS about his new article in the journal, International Politics, “What do Think Tanks do? Chatham House in search of the United States” and how think tanks affect policymaking in the UK and the US. They also discuss his upcoming book of […]

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    The Ballpark podcast | Extra Innings: Four Threats to American Democracy with Professor Robert Lieberman and Professor Suzanne Mettler

The Ballpark podcast | Extra Innings: Four Threats to American Democracy with Professor Robert Lieberman and Professor Suzanne Mettler

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On 15 February 2021, the Phelan US Centre’s Blog Editor, Chris Gilson, spoke to Professor Robert Lieberman and Professor Suzanne Mettler about their recent book, ‘Four Threats: The Recurring Crises of American Democracy’. In this podcast, they discuss some of the unique features of American democracy and how its four pillars may be under threat, and what needs to […]

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    Coming Soon: The Politics of Race in American Film podcast with Dr. Clive James Nwonka

Coming Soon: The Politics of Race in American Film podcast with Dr. Clive James Nwonka

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In this special episode of The Ballpark we’re giving you a preview of our upcoming new podcast series, The Politics of Race in American Film. Chris Gilson interviews the podcast’s host, Dr. Clive James Nwonka, about what you can expect from the series, why film is such a useful lens for understanding race and society, and why taking a […]

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    The Ballpark Podcast Extra Innings: The Great Debate Over Race in America

The Ballpark Podcast Extra Innings: The Great Debate Over Race in America

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On the 30th of January 2020, Professor Nicholas Buccola joined the LSE US Centre for the event, “James Baldwin vs. William F. Buckley: The Great Debate over Race in America”. The event was chaired by Dr. Clive James Nwonka, a Visiting Fellow in the International Inequalities Institute and affiliate of the US Centre. At the event, Professor Buccola spoke […]

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    The Ballpark Podcast Extra Innings: Russian Trolls and the 2016 Election: Professor Kathleen Jamieson interview

The Ballpark Podcast Extra Innings: Russian Trolls and the 2016 Election: Professor Kathleen Jamieson interview

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The LSE US Centre’s Chris Gilson is joined for this Extra Inning by Professor Kathleen Jamieson. In this interview, Professor Jamieson talks about the impact of Russian interference on the 2016 US Presidential election, the tactics used to influence voters, and what we should be thinking about ahead of the 2020 Presidential election.

Professor Kathleen Jamieson is the Elizabeth Ware […]

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    The Ballpark Podcast Extra Innings: African Americans in a White House: an event with Professor Leah Wright Rigueur

The Ballpark Podcast Extra Innings: African Americans in a White House: an event with Professor Leah Wright Rigueur

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On the 5th of March 2020, Professor Leah Wright Rigueur joined the LSE US Centre for the event “African Americans in a ‘White’ House: Presidential Politics, Race, and The Pursuit of Power.” At the event, using one of the most outrageous scandals in modern American political history as a case study – the Housing and Urban Development Scandal (HUD) of the […]

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    The Ballpark Podcast Extra Innings: Black Republicans, Power and the Reagan Administration, interview with Professor Leah Wright Rigueur

The Ballpark Podcast Extra Innings: Black Republicans, Power and the Reagan Administration, interview with Professor Leah Wright Rigueur

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In this Extra Inning, Ballpark co-host Michaela Herrmann is joined by Professor Leah Wright Rigueur, who discusses the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) scandal of the 1980s, the experiences of Black Republicans in the last 50 years, the racial politics of the Reagan administration, and how #BlackLivesMatter protests can be linked back to long-standing trends like inequality and policing practices.

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    The Ballpark Podcast Extra Innings: Russian Hackers, Trolls and #DemocracyRIP: an event with Professor Kathleen Jamieson

The Ballpark Podcast Extra Innings: Russian Hackers, Trolls and #DemocracyRIP: an event with Professor Kathleen Jamieson

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On the 27th of February 2020, the LSE US Centre hosted Professor Kathleen Jamieson for the event Russian Hackers, Trolls and #DemocracyRIP. In this lecture, Professor Jamieson brought together what is known about the impact of the Russian interventions in the 2016 US presidential election, outlined the contours of the #DemocracyRIP Russian plans to undercut the presidency of Hillary Clinton, and asked […]

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    The Ballpark Podcast Extra Innings: “Donald Trump and the Roots of Republican Extremism in the US”, an event with Professor Theda Skocpol

The Ballpark Podcast Extra Innings: “Donald Trump and the Roots of Republican Extremism in the US”, an event with Professor Theda Skocpol

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On 14 October 2019, the US Centre hosted Professor Theda Skocpol for the event “Donald Trump and the Roots of Republican Extremism in the US.” At the event, Professor Skocpol discussed her recent research explaining how sets of organizations expressing two separate currents of right-wing extremism – billionaire ultra-free-market fundamentalism and popularly rooted ethno-nationalist resentment – have worked in […]

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    The Ballpark Podcast Extra Innings: The Theft of a Decade: How the Baby Boomers Stole the Millennials’ Economic Future – an interview with Joseph Sternberg

The Ballpark Podcast Extra Innings: The Theft of a Decade: How the Baby Boomers Stole the Millennials’ Economic Future – an interview with Joseph Sternberg

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In this Extra Inning from the LSE US Centre, Ballpark host Chris Gilson talks with The Wall Street Journal’s Joseph Sternberg about his new book, The Theft of a Decade: How the Baby Boomers Stole the Millennials’ Economic Future. In the interview, Joseph Sternberg outlines the effects of the Great Recession on Millennials and talks about Millennials’ economic and […]

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