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DC event: Book presentation: "De race naar het Witte Huis" - alumnus Bart Deelen

  • 02 Nov 2016
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Residence Belgian Ambassador, Washington DC

A unique reporting of 15 years of American presidential elections:

"De race naar het Witte Huis"

by Bart Deelen

As the 2016 presidential elections are around the corner, this book, written by Leuven alumnus Bart Deelen, living in Washington DC since 1999, is a unique witness report on 5 elections, with lessons to learn for the current and future elections, an ideal book for Europeans to understand American presidential election campaigns.

This book helps the reader understand the current race for the Oval Office. He addresses a number of frequently asked questions: what are the hurdles the candidates need to take, what are the rules in the campaign, why do they take so long, are so expensive and so complicated? And what about the revolution in the Republican Party, with Donald Trump as a result?

The Race naar het Witte Huis, written in Dutch, offers a view on 5 elections, trends, recurring trends and factors that determine win or lose. Examples include: the controversial result of 2000, the impact of 9/11 on the 2004 campaign, the historical victory of Barack Obama and the surprising current campaign. The book includes issues as increasing polarization of the political landscape, the registration and mobility of voters, etc.

This event is hosted by Ambassador Wouters at the Belgian Residence and is on invitation only. More info by sending an e-mail here 

More info about the book at the publisher's website.

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