On 28 October 2020 staff and students of the Department of the British and American Studies FF UPJŠ have been invited to participate in an online discussion organized by the Embassy of the U.S.A. in Bratislava with Professor Jennifer Thomas, about the implications of the forthcoming presidential elections in the U.S.A.
The discussion with this prestigeous expert on political journalism was moderated by Mirek Tóda, a political journalist of Dennik N, and the number of seats was limited. For the carefully selected students of the BAS FF UPJŠ this opportunity represented a reward for their activities in American Studies courses as well as their active participation in department's activities in the past. Both staff and students had a chance to ask Professor Thomas questions about media bias, fake news, presidential election predictions, and other current issues that the Americans, and not only them, face these days. The detailed answers and comments by the professional, knowledgeable, illuminating and sharing speaker represented an excellent learning opportunity for all present who also got information about the range of areas not particularly well-known to general public.
Our thanks go to Ms Natália Pindrochová, Public Affairs Officer of the US Embassy in Bratislava for the organisation of the event.
Mgr. Július Rozenfeld, PhD.
Deputy-Head of BAS FF UPJŠ