A Historical Overview of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

sarrah-feuer-in-sousse1“Democratic Drama or Democratic Decline: Making Sense of the 2016 US Presidential Election.”  This captivating subject drew more than one hundred students from Tunis Business School (TBS) and theSousse College of Arts and Humanities (FLSHS) to a talk and Q & A with political analyst and Washington Institute for the Near East Policy fellow Dr. Sarah Feuer.

Dr. Feuer, whose opinions are not affiliated with the U.S. government, gave students a comprehensive overview of the U.S. electoral system, delving into the background of this year’s electoral race, and dissecting the strengths and weaknesses of several presidential hopefuls, including Bernie Sanders, Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump. 

In her comparative assessment, Dr. Feuer examined the candidates’ stances on issues such as immigration, health care, trade, employment, foreign policy, and national security.  Following the lectures, Q & A sessions enabled students and professors to engage with Dr. Feuer in thought-provoking discussions about complexities of the U.S. presidential election and the impact of its results on the region.