Battle for America

With the presidential elections looming, all eyes are on America for one of the most exciting campaigns in recent memory. Will Americans elect their first ever black president, and what would it signify? Do Obama and McCain represent radically different visions of America’s future, and if so what are they? Many observers look forward to the USA renegotiating its place in the world following the unpopular tenure of George W Bush. What kind of foreign policy can we expect from the respective candidates? And with the nation’s demography rapidly changing, what does it mean to be American anyway?

 
 Sunday 2 November 2008

11.00am to 12.30pm Seminar Space
Election USA

 
 Sunday 2 November 2008

2.00pm to 3.30pm Seminar Space
Is America still the world’s policeman?

 
 Sunday 2 November 2008

4.00pm to 5.30pm Seminar Space
What does it mean to be American?

Produced by
Institute of Ideas

 Festival Buzz

"Participating in the Battle was a little like entering a Bombay train at rush hour - it's a plunge into a swirl of wildly differing notions of how people should arrange themselves in a really tight situation. When you eventually emerge, you find that you're in a different place from where you started - and that you've been thoroughly energised from the journey. I can't wait to take the trip again next year."
Naresh Fernandes, editor-in-chief, Time Out India