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The 2012 presidential elections

Les élections présidentielles américaines de 2012

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Published on Tuesday, October 16, 2012


The symposium will be the opportunity to explore the issues that have influenced the campaign and will have a bearing on the November 6th vote. Set just a few days after the last presidential debate, the conference will address the decisive issues brought up in the campaign, such as the social and economic issues that have arisen during the Obama presidency, the polarization of the American political life, the role of the Supreme Court, and the importance of the Congressional elections, but also a wide array of foreign policy issues, such as the future of the Iranian nuclear program, Afghanistan post-2014 and the future of the Atlantic Alliance, the redefinition of counter-terrorism policies post 9/11 and the use of military force, the rebalancing of American power towards the Asia-Pacific region, the implications of the Arab revolts for the U.S. and its regional allies, and the impact of the crisis of the Eurozone on the transatlantic relationship.



Thursday, October 25th

9h00 Welcome Coffee

9h15-9h30 Opening remarks – Christian Lequesne, Director, CERI-Sciences Po, Alexandra de Hoop Scheffer, Director, German Marshall Fund of the United States-France, Denis Lacorne, Director of Research, CERI-Sciences Po

9h30-11h15 Session I - Winning Electoral Majority amid Social, Political and Demographic Divisions

  • Moderator : Vincent Michelot, Sciences Po Lyon
  • Bruce Cain, Stanford University
  • Frédérick Douzet, Université Paris 8
  • Denis Lacorne, CERI-Sciences Po
  • Former Senator Bob Bennett, Bennett Consulting Group

11h15-11h30 Coffee Break

11h30-13h30 Session II - Is the US Political System Broken?

  • Moderator: Denis Lacorne, CERI-Sciences Po
  • George C. Edwards III, Texas A&M
  • James Kloppenberg, Harvard University
  • Greg Wawro, Columbia University
  • Morris Fiorina, Stanford University

13h30-14h30 Lunch

14h30-16h30 Session III - The Legal and Socio-Economic Drivers of the Campaign

  • Moderator: François Clémenceau, Le Journal du Dimanche
  • Jennifer Merchant, Université Paris 2
  • Bruce Stokes, Pew Research Center
  • Jeffrey Rosen, George Washington University Law School
  • Vincent Michelot, Sciences-Po Lyon

16h30-16h45 Coffee Break

16h45-18h15 Debate - The Domestic Drivers of U.S. Foreign Policy

  • Moderators: Steven Erlanger, New York Times
  • Lawrence Korb, Center for American Progress
  • Kenneth Weinstein, Hudson Institute
  • Bruce Cain, Stanford University

Friday, October 26th

9h00 Welcome coffee

9h15-11h15 Session IV - Foreign policy in the Presidential Campaign : How Important a Factor?

  • Moderator: Alexandra de Hoop Scheffer, German Marshall Fund of the United States & Sciences Po
  • Mai’a Cross, University of Southern California
  • Dan Drezner, Tufts University
  • James Mann, SAIS-Johns Hopkins
  • Alain Frachon, Le Monde

11h15-11h30 Coffee Break

11h30-13h30 Session V - Anticipating U.S. Foreign Policy Changes After 2012

  • Moderator: Natalie Nougayrède, Le Monde
  • Xenia Dormandy, Chatham House
  • William Burke-White, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • Alexandra de Hoop Scheffer, German Marshall Fund of the United States & Sciences Po
  • Jean-David Levitte, Sciences Po-PSIA

Registration: http://sciencespo.fr/ceri/evenements/


  • CERI-Sciences Po,Salle de conférences de l'Hôtel d'York - 56 rue Jacob
    Paris, France (75006)


  • Thursday, October 25, 2012
  • Friday, October 26, 2012


  • Politique américaine, élections, élections présidentielles, États-Unis, politique étrangère américaine, vote, puissance américaine, système politique américain


  • Anaïs Laigle
    courriel : alaigle [at] gmfus [dot] org
  • Martin Michelot
    courriel : mmichelot [at] gmfus [dot] org

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  • Anaïs Laigle
    courriel : alaigle [at] gmfus [dot] org


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