Event Start Date:
July 30, 2020
Event End Date:
July 30, 2020
Event Venue:

The Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) invites you to join us for #CPPRWebinar on the topic ‘The Pandemic and the Presidential Election in America’ scheduled for July 30, 2020 (Thursday) at 3:00 PM IST.


This is a part of the Webinar series on US Presidential Election organised by CPPR-Centre for Strategic Studies. The discussion will touch upon the issues of the pandemic, social unrest, political upheaval, foreign policy, China among others. It will throw light upon the approval ratings of both the contending candidates. In lieu of changing political and social dynamics in America in the past few months, the webinar will focus on the developments that may change the November verdict. The administrative response to the pandemic by the current dispensation will also be discussed. Iran Nuclear Deal, US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, growing isolationism and disregard for multilateral institutions will also be part of the discussion. In context to India, the discussion will highlight the H1B1 visa woes and future of India–US relations both in case of the present administration as well as in case of a change in the government.

Date and time: July 30, 2020 (Thursday) | 3:00 PM IST



Prof KC Abraham

Advisor and Academic Director at CPPR

Prof KC Abraham retired as Professor of Political Science from the Department of Economics at Sacred Heart College, Thevara, Kochi, Kerala. He is an orator and a writer of contemporary regional and national political and social issues and also serves as the Academic Director at CPPR.


Gazi Hassan

Gazi Hassan is Senior Research Associate at CPPR. He is involved in research on Asia-Pacific, particularly exploring the geopolitical dynamics, blue economy, developments related to trade and terrorism, the role of various actors and security dynamics of the region. He has previously worked as a researcher at the Vivekananda International Foundation, New Delhi. He has been contributing articles to various online platforms like SADF(Brussels), Foreign Policy News (Washington), International Policy Digest (Washington), Money Control, The Quint and Greater Kashmir, among others.

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