Jake Sullivan, who was Hillary Clinton’s senior policy advisor during the 2016 Presidential election and also National Security Advisor to US Vice President Joe Biden, visited the School of Law and Government in DCU on Tuesday 26 September.
On this occasion, he gave a lecture to final year students taking the module Gender and Politics. His talk offered insights into U.S. politics, gender and the latest presidential campaign.
During the discussion, Gender and Politics students raised variety of current issues, such as barriers to women’s political participation and gender quotas, voter perceptions, and media’s role during the 2016 presidential campaign. Students were eager to discuss possible comparisons between Hillary Clinton’s political career and other European examples, and to hear about prospects for women’s leadership in US politics. The discussion also delved into the ongoing tensions between the current US president and North Korea’s leader, and allegations of Russia’s involvement during the 2016 campaign.
Hillary Clinton offered some reflections on the 2016 presidential campaign in a recent interview with the New York Times.