October 29 – The New Republicans: The Party of Lincoln or of Trump?

Introducing the first lecture in our four-part series dedicated to the American midterms: America Week!
The U.S. is a more polarized country today than it has been in a long time, something that has become evident in both sides in American politics. The Republican Party has gone through great changes transforming to a more split party with a growing anti-establishment movement on one side and more traditional conservative Republicans on the other. By guiding us through the American party system Sanna Torén Björling will give us insights into how President Trump came to power and how these two opposite branches can exist in the same party. The lecture will also provide thoughts on the forthcoming midterm election and what possibilities and difficulties the Republican Party is facing.
Sanna Torén Björling is a journalist at Dagens Nyheter. She has written about various topics and has been part of the political, economical and cultural editorial staff. During the years 2013-2017 Sanna worked as a US correspondent, where she was based in Washington, DC.
After the lecture, you can have the opportunity to join Sanna and a few students for dinner for further discussions and some good food! Since there are only a limited number of seats, email program@ufuppsala.se before Saturday the 27th to secure yours!
Date: 29/10/2018
Time: 6:15-7:30 PM
Place: Hörsal 1, Ekonomikum
Admission: Free for members, 60 kr for non-members. A one-year membership can be purchased at the event for 100 SEK.
In collaboration with Folkuniversitetet.

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