Lecture

America: This is (not) who we are

Laila Frank
Wednesday, February 3 , 12:40 PM - 1:20 PM
Livestream via YouTube and Facebook
Price: Free (Student) Free (Others)

Journalist Laila Frank discusses the undercurrents in the American society in a tumultuous election time.

‘This not who we are‘ – was a much-heard response to the invasion of the Capitol on January 6th. But America is many things and shows many faces at once – the events of January 6th being one of them. What are the undercurrents that are driving the narratives in American politics and culture? And how will they manifest in a Biden/Harris presidency? What challenges and opportunities are Joe Biden and Kamala Harris facing in their term?

Laila Frank is a Dutch freelance journalist who writes about American society and politics. She previously worked as a campaign specialist and political advisor for 14 year and regularly comments on current events for e.g. Bureau Buitenland, De Nieuws BV, NOS Radio1 and Op1. She lived in Philadelphia and Los Angeles and has traveled extensively throughout the United States. For her, America is an enlargement of human (in)ability and an endless source of inspiration. In these months of electoral struggles, she travels the US in search of depth, background and interpretation.

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