Focus: The U.S. elections 2012 On 6 November 2012, the United States will elect its next president. In this special, HSG experts will cover the American election season and its outcome. Video: Obama's second term (8 November 2012) In this expert interview, Prof. Dr. James W. Davis discusses what were the deciding factors in the US election and looks at what an Obama win means for US foreign and domestic policy. He also examines what this lose could mean to the Republican Party. Video: Energy Policy (30 October 2012) How will the U.S. election affect international policy and agreements on renewable energy? Prof. Dr. Rolf Wüstenhagen, Prof. Ann Florini and Prof. James W. Davis discussed the possible ramifactions in a panel discussion at the University of St.Gallen. The summary in this video interview. US and Renewable Energy (26 October 2012) What effect can the US election have on international policy and agreements on renewable energy? Can the US affect the global market in renewables? HSG hosts a panel discussion about the possible ramifications. Video: The presidential debates (24 October 2012) In this expert interview, Prof. Dr. James W. Davis compares the performances of President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in the three televised election debates. He explains how the first debate changed the dynamics of the election campaigns and what the three TV debates mean for the two weeks until the election on 6 November. Video: The industry of experts (22 October 2012) Prof. Dr. Caspar Hirschi, Professor for History at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS-HSG), looks at the role of experts during the U.S. elections. He explains the peculiarities of American political analysts, the relevance of election polls in the United States and how they influence this year’s elections. Elections and climate change (18 October 2012) Whether President Obama wins a second term or Mitt Romney unseats him, there will be consequences to the US and global climate policy. On Thursday, 25 October HSG will host a panel discussion about possible ramifications. (Photo credit: LiliConCarne / photocase.com) The U.S. Elections begin to focus (14 September 2012) The U.S. Elections become a debate over two philosophies of governing; no assistance in sight for rising food prices; the Switzerland advertises it’s cleanliness, and University of St.Gallen professors are commenting on it all. Video: The Democratic National Convention (6 September 2012) What is the message that the Democratic Party is trying to put forth in their convention this week? What does President Obama have to do to reconnect with voters and gain reelection? An expert interview with Professor James W. Davis. A campaign of ideas (29 August 2012) How does Representative Paul Ryan as the Vice Presidential pick mean for the US Elections? Will Ryan joining the ticket change the debate? A comment by Professor James W. Davis. (Photo credit: Sonnabendkot / photocase.com) Video: The Republican National Convention (28 August 2012) What is the message that the Republican Party is trying to put forth in their convention this week? What solutions will they propose, and how might the Democrats respond? An expert interview with Professor James W. Davis.