27 October 2020
6:00 pm
“US Elections 2020: What can we expect?” with Amy K. Dacey

Conference: “US Elections 2020: What can we expect?” with Amy K. Dacey

Aspen Institute España and Deusto Asuntos Globales World Affairs- Strategic Issues organized last Tuesday, October 27 at 6 p.m. the conference “US Elections 2020: What can we expect?”, with Amy K. Dacey, Director of Sine Institute of Policy & Politics de la American University and President of the Democratic National Committee during the 2016 elections. The dialogue was moderated by José M. de Areilza Carvajal, General Secretary of Aspen Institute España and Professor at ESADE Business School, and by Juan Moscoso del Prado, Director of Deusto Asuntos Globales World Affairs – Strategic Issues en Deusto Business School, Director of the Entrepreneurship and Public Affairs programs, Head of the Department of Public Relations of Foreign Action of the Consejo Económico y Social and Aspen España Fellow. Matt Browne, Founder of Global Progress and Member of the Council of Experts of Deusto Global Affairs – World Affairs Strategic Issues of the Business School of the University of Deusto, presented the speaker.

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What can we expect after the result on November 3rd? How can this affect the complex international scene? What direction will the country take in the event of re-election or reappointment? During the conference, Amy K. Dacey presented her perspectives on the latest debate between the candidates, the situation and the US response to the pandemic and the big issues that are at stake in these elections, both nationally and globally.

This event took place through the Zoom platform and was commented at social media with #DebateAmyKDacey.

Biography of the speaker

Amy K. Dacey is Executive Director of the Sine Institute of Policy & Politics at American University. For more than two decades, she managed prominent national organizations, advised leading elected officials and candidates, including President Barack Obama and Senator John Kerry, and counseled a variety of nonprofits and companies. Before joining AU, Amy was President of AKD Strategies, a strategic firm working with non-profits, and Foundations in the progressive policy space. During the 2016 presidential election, she served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Democratic National Committee. During the 2004 elections, she worked for then-Senator John Kerry on his presidential campaign and, following his narrow loss, helped to lead Kerry’s political operation. She also managed Rep. Louise Slaughter’s congressional campaign in 1998. From 2010 to 2013, Amy served as Executive Director of EMILY’s List, the organization dedicated to electing Democratic women to national, state, and local offices, and led the organization’s revitalization, restructuring and rebranding efforts. In addition, she served in various leadership positions for several other organizations, including the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Fund for America, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Recently, Amy served as Executive Vice President and Managing Director for MWWPR, one of the world’s top independent public relations agencies.

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