EVENTS: Tracking the 2012 U.S. Election

NOTE: DATE CHANGE  The Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library will host a trio of events leading up to the November election, including a capstone debate! For information about the Centre, follow this link. See event details below…

Summer Scholars 2012: US Elections: One Month to Go

Monday 24 September 2012  12.30 – 14.00

Free.  To reserve a place please email

Bruce Stokes, director of Global Economic Attitudes, at the Pew Research Center, one of the premier nonpartisan American polling and research organizations based in Washington, will discuss the latest U.S. public opinion survey results a month before the American presidential and Congressional elections.


US Elections Unspun: The Truth Behind the Headlines

Thursday 11 October 2012  18.30 – 20.00

£4 / £3 concessions.  Book now via

As Americans prepare to head to the polls, award-winning documentary filmmaker, and one of the leading lights of US broadcast journalism, Michael Kirk shares insights gleaned while crafting his intricate portraits of both nominees exclusively for PBS‘s landmark television series, FRONTLINE and presents video excerpts from his programme ‘The Choice 2012’. He is  joined in discussion by Professor Robert McKeever (London Metropolitan University) and Alex Spillius,The Daily Telegraph).


US Presidential Election Debate

Friday 19 October 2012  18.30 – 20.00

£8 / £5 concessions and Friends of Benjamin Franklin House

To book please call +44 (0)207 839 2006 or email

Just prior to the American Presidential election, a debate featuring representatives of Republicans Abroad and Democrats Abroad on the best person to lead the United States in the years ahead. The debate will be moderated by Sir Robert Worcester, Founder of MORI (Market and Opinion Research International).


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