DVC: Understanding the U.S. Presidential Elections

PAO Mike Pryor during his introductory remark to the audience and the presenter
The PAO Mike Pryor during his introductory remarks to the audience during the DVC about the U.S. presidential elections on the screen is guest Steve Eckovich

On Sep. 27, Embassy Lome and Africa Regional Service Paris organized a video conference on the U.S. presidential elections for an audience of 35 young Togolese active in politics, including members of the youth wings of various political parties and civil society groups. The guest speaker was Steve Ekovich, a professor of political science at the American University in Paris who lectures extensively on American politics. Mr. Ekovich explained how the U.S. political system functions, and engaged the audience members in a question and answer session. Topics of lively discussion included whether the electoral college system is undemocratic; how to motivate young people to get more involved in politics; and what the results of the 2016 U.S. presidential elections might mean for Africa.