IU experts helping Europe make sense of U.S. elections

Indiana University Bloomington political scientist Jean Robinson will discuss the 2016 election results Thursday as part of a panel discussion at the IU Europe Gateway in Berlin.

Robinson, professor in the Department of Political Science in the College of Arts and Sciences, will join Christian Lammert of the Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin for a discussion of “The United States After the Elections: What’s Next for the U.S. and the World.” Sudha David-Wilp of the German Marshall Fund will moderate.

Berlin's Kreuzberg District , where the IU Europe Gateway is located

Berlin’s Kreuzberg District , where the IU Europe Gateway is located

The program, part of a speaker series on International Governance in a Multipolar Age sponsored by the IU Europe Gateway and Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin, starts 12:30 p.m. Thursday Eastern Standard Time (6:30 p.m. Central European Time). The discussion of the election and its potential impact on international politics and policy will be live streamed.

Robinson recently completed a term as executive associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Her research focuses on gender and inequality, including inequality in education, same-sex marriage policies cross-nationally and other topics. Her recent publications include the book chapter “In Search of Equality in School Finance Reform” and the article “Democracy, Discursive Frames and Same-Sex Unions.”

In another post-election discussion focused on Europe, IU political scientists Regina Smyth and William Bianco discussed the results via remote TV connection with staff at the U.S. consulate in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Nov. 9. Smyth is project director of the new Russian Studies Workshop at IU Bloomington.

IU President Michael A. McRobbie inaugurated the IU Europe Gateway in November 2015. Located in the Kreuzberg District of East Berlin, it is housed in the Global Institute of the Council on International Educational Exchange. Hannah Buxbaum, professor and John E. Schiller Chair in Legal Ethics in the IU Maurer School of Law, is the academic director. Andrea Adam Moore is its director.

The IU Europe Gateway is the university’s third facility for international faculty, student and alumni activities, following the launch of similar offices in New Delhi and Beijing.


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