American Political Expert Draws Crowds Eager to Discuss U.S. Elections

man speaking in front of groupJuly 18-20, Director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Woodrow Wilson Center, Robert Daly, visited Chengdu on the first stop of his speaking tour to China. During his three-day program, Daly gave four lectures to audiences that totaled over 300 people on the topic of the United States presidential election and U.S.-China relations. His programs included two public lectures at the Chengdu Bookworm and Yan Jiyou book store, as well as two lectures at the Consulate – one in conjunction with EducationUSA that specifically targeted students interested in studying at U.S. universities. Daly also led an online interaction with 130 Chinese netizens on the social media platform WeChat to answer questions about U.S. elections and politics. The director also gave an exclusive interview to China Business News, where he addressed topics including the Donald Trump phenomenon and political polarization in American society. His presentations sparked animated discussion among his audiences of students, young professionals, academics, and journalists about primary elections, political parties, campaign financing, and the role of media in U.S. elections.