Thursday, March 3 – Social media, data and votes that count – changing electoral science
From the rising power of social media to the growing depth of voter data, the science of how to win elections is constantly evolving. PS21 discusses what the 2016 election has shown us so far and what will help determine its outcome. From idiosyncratic candidates to apps and doorstep campaigns, what will really determine who wins the White House? The discussion will be moderated by Peter Apps and the panel will include Frank Spring, Democratic political strategist and PS21 global fellow as well as Scott Talan, Assistant professor at American University.
Thomson Reuters, 1333 H St., Northwest, Washington DC, 5:30 PM
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Monday, March 7 – Europe, a perfect storm of crises?
From the migrant crisis to a resurgent Russia, potential British EU exit to ongoing strains within the Europe, the European project faces multiple strains on a scale not seen in decades. Can the European Union itself when the storm? Which countries are most likely to see the next domestic political crises? And what can the United States do to influence events on a continent that had been presumed to have entered a new era of stability.
Peter Apps [moderator] — global affairs columnist, Reuters news. Executive director, PS 21
Sir Michael Leigh — former Director General for EU Enlargement, European Commission. Now Senior Adviser, German Marshal Fund
Heather Conley — former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau for European and Eurasian Affairs. Now Senior Vice President, Europe program, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Simona Kordosova Lightfoot — Campaigns Manager, Future Europe Program, Atlantic Council
Thomson Reuters, 1333 H St. NW., Washington DC, 3 PM. Sign up here
Wednesday, March 2 – Networking Drinks
Join Project for the Study of the 21st Century (PS21) for an evening of drinks and networking in central London this Wednesday. This will take place at the bar in Waterstones, Piccadilly, from 6 PM.
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Further events to follow.