The most contentious US election in decades is finally over. What does it mean for politics and public policy?

Through a series of panel discussions, this online program will explore the political and the domestic and foreign policy implications of the 2020 US presidential, congressional and state elections.  

Look at what drove the election outcome, examine what it means for the United States and the world, and discuss political trends and social forces reshaping American politics.


Subject: Elections, Voting, Policymaking

Level: Open to all. The only requirement is an interest in US politics and domestic and foreign policy.

Duration: Six (6) weeks

Dates: January 15 – February 19, 2021


  • Early Bird Registration: $250
  • Standard Registration: $400
  • UChicago Staff & Alumni Registration: $100


  • 100% live lectures, conducted in a 100% virtual setting
  • Shareable certificate of completion to showcase your skills

Who Will Benefit

This program is a fit if you are:

  • Interested in US politics and government
  • A prospective student, current student, or graduate student of the University of Chicago or other institution of higher education
  • An international learner who wants to better understand US domestic and international affairs for a US perspective

What You Will Learn

  • The factors that drove the election outcome
  • The state of American democratic norms and institutions
  • The issues awaiting the new Congress and the prospects for progress
  • The social movements impacting American politics and policy
  • Challenges and opportunities facing Congress and the President 

Program Details

Questions? Meet our team and contact us directly.