Congress to Campus conference

Congress to Campus: two former Members of the US Congress talk America, Trump and Elections

Redmond Building view map & directions

10:30 - 15:00

The International Relations and Politics Programme at LJMU are hosting two former Members of the US Congress to discuss the state of US politics today. It comes at an important time in US domestic and international politics. Issues we are all asking include, what impact will the impeachment trial and possible eviction from the Office have on President Trump and US politics, after the assassination of the Iranian General Suleimani how is the US engaging with Iran, and will Donald Trump win the 2020 presidential election? 

The two Congresspeople are Elizabeth Esty from Connecticut’s 5th congressional district (2013-19) and Jeff Miller Republican from Florida's 1st congressional district (2001-17).

The Executive Director of the US Association of Former Members of Congress states ‘the internationalization of our Congress to Campus Program has been one of the most successful and productive expansion of any of our projects. […] dozens of former Members of Congress from both parties have met with thousands of students and other audience across the United Kingdom. Our bipartisan teams have continuously been impressed with the in-depth knowledge displayed by their student audiences, and the high quality discussions facilitated by this outstanding program.’

The event takes place on Thursday, March 12. The itinerary is as follows:

  • 10:30-12:00 US engagement with the world. This session will discuss US foreign policy, and is chaired by Dr. Malcolm Craig (LJMU). Redmonds building, Lecture Theatre 1.
  • 1:30-3:00pm Trump, elections and being a politician. This session will be an open discussion on all things American, including the 2020 elections. Redmonds building, Lecture Theatre 2.

This conference is in association with the US Former Members of Congress association, the Eccles Centre for American Studies and the Rothermere American Institute and is part funded by the US Embassy, London.

If you want to attend the day sessions, please reply to the Programme leader of the IR and Politics programme, Dr. Matthew Alan Hill (m.a.hill@ljmu.ac.uk).