US Election Roundtable at Coventry University

19 10 2012
Open to the Public. No Admission Charge

On Tuesday, 6 November 2012, American voters will make a decision that has momentous implications for the world. On the evening of Monday, 5 November, Coventry University will host a forum at which academic experts on the United States will discuss the recent election campaign and what is at stake for Americans—and the world as whole. We invite you to join us.



This event will start at 7.30pm and shall conclude at 9.00pm. Doors open at 7.00pm. It is taking place in the Alan Berry Building at Coventry University, which is directly opposite the Cathedral.  Members of the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions.



Our three expert speakers are:




Steve Hewitt, Senior Lecturer in American and Canadian Studies, University of Birmingham. Dr Hewitt is an expert on espionage and the War on Terror. His most recent books are: Snitch!: A History of the Modern Intelligence Informer (New York and London: Continuum, 2010) and The British War on Terror: Terrorism and Counterterrorism on the Home Front since 9/11   (New York and London: Continuum, 2008).





Derek William Vallès, PhD candidate in Government, London School of Economics. Derek’s research interests are healthcare, financial reform, social security and taxation. His PhD thesis is on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, President Obama’s signature piece of healthcare legislation. He previously held fellowships at the American Institute for Economic Research and the People for the American Way Foundation. His website is:






Caroline Page, Senior Lecturer in International Relations, Coventry University. She teaches modules on international relations and US foreign policy. Her publications include: Propaganda and Foreign Policy in the Twentieth Century (London: RoutledgeCurzon, 2005) and US Propaganda During the Vietnam War, 1965-73: Limits of Persuasion (Leicester University Press, 1995).




If you have any questions about this event, please direct them to Dr Andrew Smith,



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