The University of Southampton

Lecture and Book Signing: Jon Sopel Event

Jon Sopel
18:00 - 19:00, 13 December 2017
Lecture Theatre A, Building 67

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Event details

The Engagement & Advancement Events team is delighted to announce that alumnus and University of Southampton Pro-Chancellor, Jon Sopel, will be hosting a lecture and book signing at 18:00 on Wednesday 13 December on Highfield Campus.

The event has now sold out. For those unable to secure a ticket, the event will also be filmed and live streamed.

Jon will read a short extract from his book, ‘If Only They Didn’t Speak English: Notes from Trump’s America’. He will then discuss his views on politics in America today as well as take questions from the audience.

There are very few British journalists working today who understand the American political and cultural landscape as well as Jon. As the BBC’s North America Editor, he has gained rare access and insight into those shaping the world’s most powerful nation. He’s travelled on Air Force One, interviewed President Obama at the White House and has covered the last three presidential campaigns.  He also went head-to-head with President Donald J Trump in a well-publicised press conference, during which Jon challenged the President on his Executive Order for an immigration ban.

The 2016 election shone a light on the divisions between black and white, young and old, rich and poor, urban and rural, educated and uneducated. In a new political era, Jon’s book can be seen as an, essential guide to the ‘New America’.

Join one of Britain’s best-known political journalists and distinguished alumnus for this special event.  After the lecture, Jon will hold a book signing.

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The live stream of the event will start from 18:00.

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