The Aftermath of the U.S. Election: What’s Next?

Thursday November 19, 2020
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM


This event is a part of UBC’s “2020 U.S. Election Event Series.“

This panel will discuss Presidential governance from 2021-2024, its priorities and prospects, the results of Congressional wins, the impact on international trade policy and global governance, and the impact on the Covid-19 response and what we can expect going forward.

Student Host: Easton Lloyd Smith, Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs, UBC

Moderator: Sheryl Lightfoot, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs; Political Science, UBC

Panelists: Kristen Hopewell (UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs); Gyung-Ho Jeong (UBC Political Science); Heidi Tworek (UBC History; School of Public Policy and Global Affairs); Paul Quirk (UBC Political Science)


Sheryl Lightfoot is Associate Professor in First Nations and Indigenous Studies and the Department of Political Science at UBC and Canada Research Chair in Global Indigenous Rights and Politics. Dr. Lightfoot is Senior Advisor to the President on Indigenous Affairs, a position within the First Nations House of Learning.

Kristen Hopewell is an Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Global Policy at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs at UBC. Her research specializes in international trade, global governance, industrial policy and development, with a focus on emerging powers. Dr. Hopewell has written two books on global economic issues and her policy writings have been featured in various major magazines and newspapers.

Gyung-Ho Jeong is an Associate Professor in the UBC Department of Political Science. His research interests include US Politics, Legislative Politics, Social Choice, Political Economy, and Legislative Politics in Korea. Dr. Jeong is interested in how Congress makes decisions on public policies, including civil rights, immigration, trade, and foreign policy issues.

Heidi Tworek is Associate Professor of History and Public Policy. Her research brings a historical sensibility to policy discussions, particularly around communications and international organizations. Dr. Tworek has briefed or advised officials and policymakers from multiple European and North American governments on media, democracy, and the digital economy. She co-edits the Journal of Global History and manages the United Nations History Project.

Paul Quirk is Phil Lind Chair in U.S. Politics and Representation at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Quirk has written on a wide range of topics in American politics, including Congress, the presidency, presidential elections, public opinion, regulatory politics, and public policy making. He has published and served on the editorial boards of several major journals. 

Co-hosted by: The Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, UBC; UBC Political Science; The Canadian International Council