Special Activity: United States Presidential Election

We expect the first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to be the most watched live television broadcast since the one showing the first man walking on the surface of the Moon. U.S. presidential elections have always attracted worldwide interest. The upcoming election is, however, especially consequential. In an increasingly insecure world, it matters who will lead next its most powerful and indispensable nation. The presidential debates and election touch upon many areas of interest to social scientists: from political culture to constitutional law, from demographics to social policy, from geopolitics to communal conflicts.

 

Election Night

The Election Night parties are not only for the many U.S. expats among the members of the Association but for everybody to experience.

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Event Information and Booking

Event Information and Booking

Event Information

 


Missed the live broadcasts of the U.S. Presidential Debates?

Watch the recordings of the debates (and the accompanying Saturday Night Live sketches).

Actual Debates: Saturday Night Live Sketches:

 


The Association has assembled a short guide about the U.S. Presidential Debates.

Please take special note of columns 4 and 5 listing our recommendations on how to watch the debates in Switzerland. Last updated on 18 October.

  Date and Time: Venue: Live viewing in Switzerland: Time-shifted viewing in Switzerland:
First Presidential Debate Monday, 26 September, 21:00-22:30 EDT (Eastern Daylight Savings Time) Hofstra University Tuesday, 27 September, 03:00-04:30 CEST (Central European Summer Time)

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Tuesday, 27 September, 02:55-05:10 CEST (Central European Summer Time)

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During office hours: 27 September, 08:00-09:30 CEST (Central European Summer Time)

In the evening: 27 September, 20:30-22:00 CEST (Central European Summer Time)

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In the early morning: 27 September, 06:30-08:45 CEST (Central European Summer Time)

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During office hours: 27 September, 08:45-11:05 CEST (Central European Summer Time)

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Vice Presidential Debate Tuesday, 4 October, 21:00-22:30 EDT Longwood University Wednesday, 5 October, 03:00-04:30 CEST

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Second Presidential Debate Sunday, 9 October, 21:00-22:30 EDT Washington University in St. Louis Monday, 10 October, 03:00-04:30 CEST

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During office hours: 10 October, 08:00-09:30 CEST

In the evening: 10 October, 20:00-21:30 CEST

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Third Presidential Debate Wednesday, 19 October, 21:00-22:30 EDT University of Nevada, Las Vegas Thursday, 20 October, 03:00-04:30 CEST

CNN

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Thursday, 20 October, 02:55-05:10 CEST

SRF 1

During office hours: 20 October, 08:00-09:30 CEST

In the evening: 20 October, 20:30-22:00 CEST

CNN

In the early morning: 20 October, 06:30-08:45 CEST

SRF 1

During office hours: 20 October, 08:45-11:05 CEST

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You may also wish to visit the School's hub for global expertise, analysis and commentary on America: the LSE United States Centre. The Centre's Director, Professor Peter Trubowitz, is available for media interviews. The Centre publishes a daily blog on American politics and policy.

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