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Panel: Before the US Presidential Elections

Tuesday 27 October 2020

Leiden-UvA Panels: Before and After the US Presidential Elections (Webinars on 27 October and 10 November 2020)

Why has the lead up to the US elections been so contentious? What is the likelihood that we will see more protest, (legal) conflict, or even political violence? To what extent does the election reflect democratic erosion in the US? What are the prospects for US democracy moving forward?

Please join us for two round table discussions before and after the US election with panelists from the social sciences and humanities. These events are hosted by Leiden University (Leiden University Center for International Relations/Centre for the Study of Political Parties and Representation) and the University of Amsterdam (Department of Political Science/Amsterdam Center for Conflict Studies).

Panel 1: Comparative Perspectives on Protest, Political Violence and Democracy


  • Josh Robison (Political Science, Leiden University) on partisan animosity
  • Abbey Steele (Political Science, UvA) on democratic backsliding
  • Sarah de Lange (Political Science, UvA) on populism
  • Babak Rezaee (Political Science, Leiden University) on the escalation of protest
  • Jonah Schulhofer-Wohl (Political Science, Leiden University) on determinants of civil war onset
  • Andrew Gawthorpe (History, Leiden University) on potential legal battles


  • Beatrix Campbell (Leiden University College)
  • Corinna Jentzsch (Political Science, Leiden University)

The other panel

Panel 2: After the US Presidential Elections (10 November 2020)


Please register here for both webinars: https://uva-live.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sNObCoy5SGqdI2__Ock3PQ

Civil unrest in the US


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