In conversation with: Andrew Sullivan on the US election

09/11/2020 - 09/11/2020

As America prepares to go to the polls to elect its next president, what is at stake seems to go beyond a simple choice between the current President and a former Vice President. In a climate of ever-increasing division, and with America still struggling to come to terms with the Covid crisis, the results of this upcoming election will have huge consequences for the United States and the wider world. 

To review the fallout from the election and examine what to expect in the aftermath, the Centre for Policy Studies is delighted to welcome Andrew Sullivan, political commentator, author, editor and blogger, in conversation with Robert Colvile.  Andrew Sullivan was educated at Reigate Grammar School, where he sat next to Keir Starmer for seven years, and Magdalen College Oxford, where he took a first class degree in Modern History and Modern Languages, and was president of the Union. He earned a Masters of Public Administration at Harvard’s Kennedy school and a PhD in political science. In 1985, he wrote “Greening The Tories” for the CPS. Editor of The New Republic (1991-1996), and contributor to the New York Times Magazine, Sullivan wrote the first cover-story and book in favour of equal marriage, Virtually Normal, in 1995. He started one of the first political blogs, The Daily Dish, in 2000 and wrote daily until 2015. He wrote “The Conservative Soul” in 2006 and was a columnist for the Sunday Times until 2014, and for the New York Magazine until 2020. Sullivan now writes a newsletter, The Weekly Dish. He lives in Washington DC and Provincetown Massachusetts.
This virtual event took place on Monday 9th November. You can catch up here