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Debate on 2020 US Presidential Elections

Students and part of staff of the South East European University participated in the webinar, which was held today (November 2, 2020), organized by the Scientific Institute Max van der Stoel and the US Embassy in Skopje, on the topic "US Presidential Election ".

Eric Elliott, Public Relations Officer at the Embassy, gave a presentation on the topic, who introduced the US election model.

The purpose of this webinar was to get acquainted with the US presidential election system, political culture and communication in the age of digitalization.

Participation in the webinar was quite large, students, staff and among them was the SEEU Rector, Acad. Prof. Dr. Adylmenaf Bexheti, participants asked many questions about the voting method, the impact of the fake news, the impact of the Pandemic COVID 19, the profiles of candidates Donald Trump and Joe Biden and many other issues related to this election.

Director of the Scientific Institute Max van der Stoel, Prof. Dr. Veli Kreci, thanked the representative of the US Embassy for the readiness shown to organize this joint event with a topic of special importance to students, staff and the community.

Prof. Kreci, said SEEU has numerous profiles of study programs in the field of social sciences, and there are many students and staff who want to know more about the US presidential election.

At the South East European University, not only on the eve of these elections, but also in the previous presidential elections, on the eve of the candidate’s debates were organized lectures, where US embassy officials and other experts were presenting.

A lecture related to the presidential election in 2016 was held at SEEU also, where a presentation was held by the deputy ambassador Micaela Schweitzer-Bluhm and at that time candidates for president were, current president Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

The webinar was led by Pajtim Thaçi, researcher at the Scientific Institute Max van der Stoel and lecturer at the Faculty of Contemporary Social Sciences.