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Professors will discuss presidential election from global perspective

Friday, November 11, 2016

LAWRENCE — The new president of the United States will affect U.S. foreign policy and relations around the world. Join this panel discussion as three University of Kansas faculty experts address global implications of the 2016 U.S. elections. 

The event will take place at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, in Alderson Auditorium of the Kansas Union.

Panelists will share their expertise in short presentations which will be followed by a Q & A session. Audience participation is encouraged.
Panelists include:

  • Mariya Omelicheva, associate professor of political science, specializes in international relations, Russian and Central Asian politics, state security and human rights, international organizations and non-governmental actors in world politics
  • John Kennedy, associate professor of political science, specializes in comparative and Chinese politics
  • Nazli Avdan, assistant professor of political science, specializes in international relations, migration and transnational terrorism


The session will be moderated by Michael Wuthrich, visiting assistant professor and academic director, Global & International Studies Program, who specializes in comparative and Middle East politics. 

The event is sponsored by the Center for Global & International Studies, Center for East Asian Studies, Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies, Department of Political Science, European Studies Program and Middle East Studies. It is free and open to the public.

The event is part of the new Global Headlines series organized by KU’s Center for Global & International Studies. The goal of this series is to create an opportunity for people to digest and decipher major news stories and issues as they occur. For more information, contact Jennifer Duhamel, outreach coordinator, Center for Global & International Studies, 864-6253.

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CEAS offers an M.A. program in Contemporary East Asian Studies.This interdisciplinary degree focused on 20th and 21st century East Asia provides students with in-depth interdisciplinary knowledge of a selected East Asian country (China, Korea, Japan); a broad knowledge of modern East Asia; and social science research skills and methods appropriate to international area studies. Read more about the CEAS M.A. Program, or contact Ayako Mizumura, CEAS Assistant Director, at or 785-864-1478.

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