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EXPERT COMMENT:  Disunited States of America

EXPERT COMMENT: Disunited States of America

Press Releases   •   Jan 20, 2017 07:30 GMT

Northumbria University’s American Studies academics have been at the forefront of international commentary on the 2016 US election and Donald Trump’s rise to presidential office.

 EXPERT COMMENT: Three radical political experiments for a new age of extremes
EXPERT COMMENT: Can King’s vision overcome Trump’s vitriol?

EXPERT COMMENT: Can King’s vision overcome Trump’s vitriol?

Press Releases   •   Nov 17, 2016 12:26 GMT

​Brian Ward, Professor in American Studies in the Department of Humanities at Northumbria, writes about Martin Luther King Jr and Donald Trump for The Fabian Society.

EXPERT COMMENT: Why markets have bounced back after the election of Donald Trump

EXPERT COMMENT: Why markets have bounced back after the election of Donald Trump

Press Releases   •   Nov 11, 2016 15:39 GMT

Scott Ellis, Associate Lecture and PhD Candidate at Northumbria, writes about how the election of Donald Trump has affected the stock markets.

EXPERT COMMENT: Trump is an avowed sinner – so why did American evangelicals vote for him?

EXPERT COMMENT: Trump is an avowed sinner – so why did American evangelicals vote for him?

Press Releases   •   Nov 11, 2016 15:26 GMT

Randall Stephens, Reader in History and American Studies at Northumbria, writes about the US Election for The Conversation.

EXPERT COMMENT: “A new reality of uncertainty and anxiety”: Reactions to the 2016 US Election

EXPERT COMMENT: “A new reality of uncertainty and anxiety”: Reactions to the 2016 US Election

Press Releases   •   Nov 10, 2016 16:19 GMT

Dr Randall J Stephens, Reader and Associate Professor of History and American Studies, gives his views on Donald Trump’s shock US Election victory.

Expert reaction: how Trump’s big night unfolded across the US

Expert reaction: how Trump’s big night unfolded across the US

Press Releases   •   Nov 09, 2016 12:37 GMT

Brian Ward, Professor in American Studies and Michael Patrick Cullinane, Reader in US History, from Faculty of Humanities at Northumbria report about the US election outcome.

Election Day is the perfect time to learn more about America

Election Day is the perfect time to learn more about America

Press Releases   •   Nov 08, 2016 15:08 GMT

​While the world holds its breath ahead of the dramatic result of the US election, thousands of online students are learning more about America thanks to Northumbria University’s first ever MOOC (Massive Online Open Course).

EXPERT COMMENT: Report from Florida: voter fatigue meets campaign frenzy

EXPERT COMMENT: Report from Florida: voter fatigue meets campaign frenzy

Press Releases   •   Nov 08, 2016 12:51 GMT

Brian Ward, Professor in American Studies in Department of Humanities at Northumbria writes about the campaigns for the US elections.

 Law expert to discuss impact of the self-declared Islamic State at world-leading conference

Law expert to discuss impact of the self-declared Islamic State at world-leading conference

Press Releases   •   Sep 29, 2016 15:56 BST

​An expert in Islamic Law from Northumbria University will discuss the so-called Islamic State (ISIS/IS/Daesh) and the humanitarian issues arising from the conflicts in Syria and Iraq at an international conference this week.

EXPERT COMMENT: Vietnam is struggling to unite its Mekong neighbours against China

EXPERT COMMENT: Vietnam is struggling to unite its Mekong neighbours against China

Press Releases   •   Sep 08, 2016 09:19 BST

Oliver Hensengerth, Lecturer in Politics at Northumbria, writes about territorial wrangling in the region for The Conversation.

EXPERT COMMENT: How Tony Blair, Jack Straw and Lord Goldsmith come out of the Chilcot Report

EXPERT COMMENT: How Tony Blair, Jack Straw and Lord Goldsmith come out of the Chilcot Report

Press Releases   •   Jul 20, 2016 08:58 BST

​Rebecca Moosavian and Conall Mallory, both Senior Lecturers at Northumbria Law School, write about The Chilcot Inquiry for The Conversation.

EXPERT COMMENT: Bernie endorses Hillary: what the Sanders campaign really achieved

EXPERT COMMENT: Bernie endorses Hillary: what the Sanders campaign really achieved

Press Releases   •   Jul 19, 2016 10:15 BST

​Michael Patrick Cullinane, Reader in US History at Northumbria, writes about American politics for The Conversation.

Northumbria Social Sciences students showcase their views
COMMENT: Ted Cruz, not Donald Trump, is the scariest candidate standing

COMMENT: Ted Cruz, not Donald Trump, is the scariest candidate standing

Press Releases   •   Mar 22, 2016 14:25 GMT

​Randall J Stephens, Reader in History (American Studies) at Northumbria, writes about Ted Cruz for The Conversation.

COMMENT: Sounds presidential: 2016’s candidates are struggling with campaign songs

COMMENT: Sounds presidential: 2016’s candidates are struggling with campaign songs

Press Releases   •   Mar 18, 2016 11:26 GMT

Brian Ward, Professor in American Studies at Northumbria University, writes about songs of the US election for The Conversation.

COMMENT: Trump crushes Rubio, but fails to shut down the race

COMMENT: Trump crushes Rubio, but fails to shut down the race

Press Releases   •   Mar 16, 2016 14:41 GMT

Michael Patrick Cullinane, Reader in US History at Northumbria, writes about American politics for The Conversation.

Meanwhile, what about socialism?

Meanwhile, what about socialism?

Press Releases   •   Feb 24, 2016 12:30 GMT

​Northumbria University will be one of the venues hosting this year’s AV Festival – the North East’s biennial celebration of contemporary art, film, sound and music.

The Northern Powerhouse – economic sense or just the latest fad?

The Northern Powerhouse – economic sense or just the latest fad?

Press Releases   •   Feb 16, 2016 11:28 GMT

​Leading business figures, politicians and academics delivered a lively and hotly contested debate on the merits of a Northern Powerhouse for the North East when they met recently at Northumbria University, Newcastle.

COMMENT: Why the US presidential primary system is no way to run a democracy

COMMENT: Why the US presidential primary system is no way to run a democracy

Press Releases   •   Feb 05, 2016 13:56 GMT

​Michael Patrick Cullinane, Reader in US History at Northumbria, writes about American politics for The Conversation.