Date: 27 Oct 2020 (Tuesday)
Time: 10:45am – 12:00nn

SYNOPSIS:

This webinar is jointly organized by the Centre for Comparative and Public Law and the Department of Politics & Public Administration at The University of Hong Kong

On Tuesday, November 3, American voters will go to the polls in what has been described as the most consequential US election in a generation. At stake is not only the contest between Donald Trump and Joe Biden for the Presidency, but also control of the US Congress and several hotly contested races for the narrowly divided US Senate that will determine whether the President can expect cooperation or obstruction on matters such as legislation, Cabinet appointments, and judicial appointments. Please join us for a live roundtable discussion and question-and-answer session conducted by faculty members from the Department of Politics and Public Administration and the Department of Law with expertise in US politics and US law.

Panelists:

Dr Wilfred Chow is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at The University of Hong Kong and holds a PhD in political science from the University of California, Davis. His research focuses on trade politics and political economy in authoritarian regimes.

Prof David S. Law is the Sir Y.K. Pao Chair in Public Law at The University of Hong Kong and holds a PhD in political science from Stanford University and JD from Harvard Law School. His interests include public law, comparative law, law and social science, judicial politics, and constitutional and political theory.

Dr Dov H. Levin is an Assistant Professor of International Relations in the Department of Politics and Public Administration, at The University of Hong Kong and holds a PhD in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles. His areas of research and teaching include, among others, U.S. Foreign Policy, International Security, and American Politics. His main current research project is on the causes, effects, and effectiveness of partisan electoral interventions by great powers.

Chair:

Dr Courtney J. Fung is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at The University of Hong Kong, and concurrently an associate fellow in the Asia-Pacific Programme at Chatham House.