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James McCarthy

BSc Hons Politics

It was particularly interesting to hear about the problems facing women in the political arena in the US and how they compared to the rest of the world.


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I applied for the 'Aspects and Problems of Current Politics and Governance of the UK and US' as I had a keen interest in the comparison between what is happening in the UK with Brexit and the political disclosure in the US under the Trump administration.

While in Philadelphia, I had the opportunity to visit Drexel and Temple Universities to hear from their academic staff and members of Philadelphia’s civic society on the issues facing them in 2019.

It was particularly interesting to hear about the problems facing women in the political arena in the US and how they compared to the rest of the world.

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