Najam Discusses U.S. Elections on Hum News Interview
On October 9, 2020, Adil Najam, Dean of the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, was interviewed on the upcoming United States presidential election by Hum News.
In the interview, Najam commented on both the first presidential debate and the revelation that President Donald Trump contracted COVID-19. According to Najam, the real battle in this election is not between Vice President Joe Biden and President Trump, but rather an internal battle President Trump is having himself. He argued that the clear voter divide at this stage in the election is between die-hard Trump supporters and those that believe anyone but Trump would be better suited for the role.
Najam went on to say that, in the advent of social media, standard measures of public opinion such as polls are less reliable than ever. He said these systems are even more strained by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
A clip from the interview can be viewed below.
Always good to be with @AdilShahzeb on @BarriBaat. Some snippets from my #USElections2020 analysis
الیکشن اب بایئڈن اور ٹرمپ کے درمیان نہیں
ٹرمپ اور ٹرمپ کے درمیان ہے
جو بھی جیت جائے، افغانستان کی پالسی پر فرق نہیں پڑنا
امریکہ بھارت سے قریب رہے گا۔ وجہ چین ہے، پاکستان نہیں pic.twitter.com/1ROXavxSz9
— Adil Najam (@AdilNajam) October 9, 2020
Adil Najam is a global public policy expert who also served as the Vice Chancellor of the Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan. He is the Inaugural Dean of the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University and was the former Vice Chancellor of the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). His research focuses on issues of global public policy, especially those related to global climate change, South Asia, Muslim countries, environment and development, and human development. He hosted the video interview series called #WorldAfterCorona for the Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future. Read more about him here.