Engaging Youth on the road to the U.S. Elections 2016

“How will the new U.S. President affect New Zealand? What is the impact of gerrymandering on the U.S. elections? How does the Electoral College work? Who do you think will win the Presidential Election?” These questions and more have been posed by New Zealand youth in high schools and universities. Students’ questions reflect their interests ...
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By TV, Twitter and Facebook, U.S. presidential debates are coming

The first debate will be held at 2PM (NZ time) on Tuesday 27 September. See below for some of the ways you can watch it online. From ShareAmerica… Televised presidential-candidate debates have become a mainstay of U.S. elections since the first one in 1960 drew an audience of 74 million people. But that was just a ...
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U.S. Diplomats Talking American Issues of Civil Rights and the 2016 Elections with NZ High School students

By Mara Hosoda, Public Affairs Section, U.S. Consulate General, Auckland. On June 16, 2016, diplomats Emily Armitage and Cavan Fabris spoke to Auckland High Schools about the American Civil Rights Movement. These presentations were a part of the American Insights Program which offers opportunities for schools to engage directly with U.S.diplomats. The diplomats introduced the ...
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