Global Perspectives on the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election

Tuesday, November 10, 2020


PART 1: Global Perspectives on the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The Division of Global Engagement (co-sponsored with the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation and University Advancement) invites students, faculty, staff, alumni, and any UO affiliates to a virtual post-election forum on November 10. 

How does the rest of the world view our election process, the emerging results, the future of U.S. democracy and the position of the U.S. in the world? As we all process the results, it can help to understand how the rest of the world views and makes sense of what is playing out in one of America’s most consequential elections.

Panelists include:

  • Frank Cogliano, Professor and Dean, Edinburgh University, Scotland
  • Mamadou Diallo, Professor Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegal 
  • Jan Frydman, European Commission Special Advisor for Transatlantic Relations (until 2019), Sweden
  • Masahiko Gemma, Professor, School of Social Sciences, Waseda University, Japan
  • Mieko Nakabayashi, Professor, School of Social Sciences, Waseda University, Japan
  • Gabriela de la Paz, Professor, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico
  • Hans H. Tung,  Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, National Taiwan University
  • Toshiya Ueki, Professor, Executive Vice President, Tohoku University, Japan
  • Seanon Wong, Professor, Department of Government and Public Administration, CUHK (Chinese University Hong Kong)
  • Wang Yong, Professor, Vice Dean and Executive Director, Center for America Studies, Southwest University, China
  • Tarik Yousef, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institutions, Qatar


PART 2: International Students and the U.S. Election
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Part 1 of the forum will be followed immediately by a discussion of International Students and the 2020 Election.

International students at the University of Oregon and elsewhere are invited to stay on the Zoom for a follow-up discussion of how the emerging election results and societal response impact students from other countries enrolled at U.S. universities. Experts on immigration law and international student services will frame the situation, take questions, and provide a safe, guided space for international students to work through how the post-election situation impacts them.

Panelists include:

  • Dan Berger, Immigration Attorney (Boston) and Member of the Advisory Board of the Presidents’ Alliance on Immigration & Higher Education
  • Ethan Mapes, International Student and Scholar Advisor, University of Oregon
  • Beijing Wang, 王北京, Immigration Law Attorney, Eugene, Oregon

Questions? Contact Nancy O'Brien.