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    The Ballpark Podcast Extra Innings: The Dangers of Brexit for the Special Relationship with Senator Chris Murphy

The Ballpark Podcast Extra Innings: The Dangers of Brexit for the Special Relationship with Senator Chris Murphy

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On March 20th 2019, the US Centre hosted Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut for his talk, “The Dangers of Brexit for the Special Relationship”. Senator Murphy, who is a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, spoke to US Centre Director, Professor Peter Trubowitz, on the future of the US’s relationship with one of its oldest allies in the context […]

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    The Ballpark Podcast Extra Innings: Lessons from History and the Future of International Trade with Jeff Frieden and Doug Irwin

The Ballpark Podcast Extra Innings: Lessons from History and the Future of International Trade with Jeff Frieden and Doug Irwin

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In this Extra Inning of the Ballpark Chris Gilson hosts a conversation between Jeff Frieden and Doug Irwin as they discuss one of the most important parts of the economy: international trade. They talk about the changing consensus on trade in the US under Trump, what the growth of populism across the world means for trade and the international economy, Brexit, the […]

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    The Ballpark Podcast Extra Innings: What the US-North Korea summit may have in store with Stephan Haggard

The Ballpark Podcast Extra Innings: What the US-North Korea summit may have in store with Stephan Haggard

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For this Extra Inning from the US Centre’s Ballpark podcast, host Chris Gilson speaks to North Korea expert Professor Stephan Haggard about the upcoming summit between the US and North Korea. We explore what’s at stake and what the summit may be able to achieve.

Stephan Haggard is the Krause Distinguished Professor at the School of Global Policy and Strategy […]

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    The Ballpark Podcast Extra Innings: Conspiracy Theories in the Age of Trump with Joe Uscinski

The Ballpark Podcast Extra Innings: Conspiracy Theories in the Age of Trump with Joe Uscinski

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This Extra Inning of the Ballpark features audio from the US Centre’s event “Conspiracy Theories in the Age of Trump” which took place on 25 July 2018. Joseph Uscinski, associate professor of political science at University of Miami, speaks about his book American Conspiracy Theories and why President Trump might be America’s first conspiratorial president.

Using an analysis of more […]

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    The Ballpark Podcast Extra Innings: How Great Powers Transition: A Conversation with Dr. Kori Schake

The Ballpark Podcast Extra Innings: How Great Powers Transition: A Conversation with Dr. Kori Schake

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In this Extra Inning of the Ballpark, your host Chris Gilson talks with Dr. Kori Schake, the Deputy Director-General of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, about her new book Safe Passage. Dr. Schake discusses how and when power can peacefully shift from one hegemon to another, the impact of Trump’s foreign policy on America’s standing in the world, […]

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    Extra Innings: Summer Lecture from Professor Kathy Cramer “The Politics of Resentment in the 2016 US Presidential Election”

Extra Innings: Summer Lecture from Professor Kathy Cramer “The Politics of Resentment in the 2016 US Presidential Election”

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University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor Katherine J. Cramer discussed how rural American resentment toward cities and the urban elite can provide fertile ground for right-leaning candidates to win elections, and the implications of this on contemporary politics in the US and beyond.

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    Extra Innings: Summer Lecture from Professor Tali Mendleberg “The Affluence Effect: College Socialization and Inequality in America”

Extra Innings: Summer Lecture from Professor Tali Mendleberg “The Affluence Effect: College Socialization and Inequality in America”

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Tali Mendelberg, professor at Princeton University and author of several award-winning books, explored how ‘the affluent campus effect’ illustrates how college socialization partly explains why affluent Americans support economically conservative policies.

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    The Ballpark Extra Innings: Anxiety, Fear, and National Identity, a public lecture from Professor Neil Foley

The Ballpark Extra Innings: Anxiety, Fear, and National Identity, a public lecture from Professor Neil Foley

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Neil Foley is a professor at Southern Methodist University and author of ‘Quest for Equality: The Failed Promise of Black-Brown Solidarity’ and ‘Mexicans and the Making of America’, which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in History in 2015.

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    The Ballpark Extra Innings: The Yanks Are Coming! A lecture from Professor Mick Cox

The Ballpark Extra Innings: The Yanks Are Coming! A lecture from Professor Mick Cox

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This podcast, we dive into the history of Americans at LSE. As we’ll hear from Professor Mick Cox, the LSE has helped shape the United States, and Americans have helped define the LSE since its foundation in 1895.

There are lots of ways to catch-up with upcoming episodes of The Ballpark podcast: visit the website, the LSE’s audio channel, visit […]

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    The Ballpark Extra Innings: Conspiracy theories and Donald Trump

The Ballpark Extra Innings: Conspiracy theories and Donald Trump

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Donald Trump has brought conspiracy theories into the mainstream political debate. We spoke with political scientist Joe Uscinski, author of American Conspiracy Theories, about what impact this has had on American politics and elections.

Further reading:

How playing on conspiracy theories can be key to electoral success – Joe Uscinski – June 7, 2016
How exposure to conspiracy theories can reduce trust in […]

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