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#2020WCA: The U.S. Elections – What Happened, Why, and What Does It Mean for the Americas?

The session featured remarks by U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, along with senior political observers from AEI, Bloomberg, CNN, and The New Yorker.

9:30 to 11:45 am ET

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Overview

Follow the discussion on Twitter: #2020WCA | @ASCOA

The final 2020 Washington Conference on the Americas Virtual Series plenary session will focus on the U.S. elections, where speakers will discuss what happened and why, and what the outcome means for the Americas.

The session will feature keynote remarks from U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, along with a panel of senior political observers.

Keynote remarks:

Panelists:

  • Michael Barone, Senior Political Analyst, Washington Examiner @MichaelBarone
  • Susan Glasser, Staff Writer, The New Yorker @sbg1
  • Frida Ghitis, World Affairs Commentator and Columnist, CNN Opinion, The Washington Post, World Politics Review @FridaGhitis
  • Shery Ahn, Anchor, Bloomberg TV (moderator) @SheryAhnNews

Mariela Condo

A virtual Music of the Americas concert will close out the conference. It will feature Mariela Condo, an Ecuadoran indigenous singer and composer from the historic town of Cacha in central Ecuador. She has released four albums including original songs in Spanish and Kichwa, as well as versions of classics of the Latin American songbook. She has collaborated with distinguished artists including Lila Downs and Juan Quintero, in recordings and concerts across Latin America. For this exclusive concert, she will be joined by an acoustic trio (guitar, bass, and percussion) led by guitarist Willan Farinango.

COA members can register to participate in the conversation via the Webex platform. To request registration information, please contact us at wca2020@as-coa.org. For press inquiries, please contact mediarelations@as-coa.org.

Speakers

Ben Cardin
U.S. Senator (D-MD)

Ben Cardin has been a national leader on health care, retirement security, the environment, and fiscal issues while representing the people of Maryland in the U.S. Senate, and before that in the House of Representatives. He has worked across party lines to further U.S. national...

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Michael Barone
Emeritus Fellow, AEI

Michael Barone is a political analyst and journalist, studies politics, American government, and campaigns and elections. The principal co-author of the annual Almanac of American Politics (National Journal Group), he has written many books on American politics and history...

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Frida Ghitis
World Affairs Commentator and Columnist, CNN Opinion, The Washington Post, World Politics Review

Frida Ghitis is a long-time world affairs columnist. She is a regular contributor to CNN Opinion, and contributing columnist for The Washington Post, and a weekly columnist at World Politics Review. She is a frequent on-air analyst, offering her perspective across multiple...

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Susan Glasser
Staff Writer, The New Yorker

Susan B. Glasser is a staff writer at The New Yorker, where she writes a weekly column on life in Trump’s Washington. Glasser has served as the top editor of several Washington publications; most recently, she founded the award-winning Politico Magazine and went on to become the...

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Shery Ahn
Anchor, Bloomberg TV

Shery Ahn is the co-anchor of “Bloomberg Markets,” 1:30-2 p.m. ET, as well as “Bloomberg Daybreak Asia” and “Bloomberg Daybreak Australia” from 6-9 p.m. ET on weekdays on Bloomberg Television. Before moving to New York, Ahn joined Bloomberg Television in Hong Kong where she...

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