American “Losers”: The people who didn’t win a US Presidential election
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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What is the course about?
From Thomas Dewey to Donald Trump we chart the men, and one woman, who lost a post-war presidential election. What brought them so close to being the most powerful person on earth, and what stopped them? Some were already Presidents and failed in re-election: some were heirs apparent who unexpectedly fell at the last hurdle; and others were long shots. What can we learn about them and the United States in the last seventy-five years?
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
Discuss their character, lives and achievements
Review how they became nominee and what happened afterwards
Look at the most important election campaigns and what might have been…
Explore what the history of the last seventy-five years might tell us about the future.
Mark is the Principal of City Lit, having previously been the Director of Executive Education at London Business School and President of the New York Institute of Finance. He teaches American history and politics at City Lit, concentrating on the lives of Presidents, as well as how the US political system and institutions work. He has lived and worked in both New York and Chicago, is married to an American and visits regularly. Mark possesses a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Edinburgh; a Diploma in Legal Practice from the University of Strathclyde; and a Masters in International Relations from the University of Kent. Mark was recognised in the 2017 Queen’s New Year’s Honours as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to adult education.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.