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Understanding U.S. Politics for Pratt Master's Students

Oct 9

Friday, October 9, 2020 - 9:00am to 11:00am


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Jeremy Mayer, PhD

In this entertaining session, Professor Jeremy Mayer, PhD will explain the basics of the U.S. political system, including the cultural basis for unique features of U.S. politics. He will discuss the U.S. presidential election and the U.S. response to the pandemic. This briefing will be especially useful for anyone planning to live or work in the United States. Pratt Master's students may register for this event at, on the Professional Development F20 schedule. Interested Duke students, staff, & faculty may e-mail for details. Professor Mayer is very experienced at explaining the U.S. system to international audiences. He is an Associate Professor in the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University & regularly speaks to State Department groups from all over the world. From 2002 to 2013, he trained U.S. diplomats for the Foreign Service Institute. Professor Mayer has offered political commentary on major networks, including the World News Tonight, BBC, PBS' Newshour, NPR, CNBC, and local affiliates, as well as many national newspapers. Dr. Mayer specializes in presidential elections, public opinion, racial politics and foreign policy. A previous Duke engineering student commented on Dr. Mayer's session: "An amazing workshop especially for international students to understand the political scenario of U.S."


Rudell, Carey