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The Presidential Election: Views From Abroad


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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (L) and President Barack Obama (R) shake hands prior to the start of a town hall-style debate on October 16, 2012.
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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (L) and President Barack Obama (R) shake hands prior to the start of a town hall-style debate on October 16, 2012.

How attention-grabbing is the U.S. election to people in Asia, Africa, Europe or South America? We'll talk with experts from around the world to get international perspectives on the U.S. election.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • David R. Ayon, U.S. director of the bi-national Focus Mexico/Enfoque México project at Loyola Marymount University and senior adviser to the Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
  • John Burnett, interim East Africa correspondent for NPR
  • Marco Werman, host and senior producer with Public Radio International's "The World"
  • Melissa Chan, John S. Knight journalism fellow at Stanford University; she is currently on leave from Al-Jazeera English where she was China correspondent for five years
  • Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat professor for peace and development at the University of Maryland, senior fellow at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution and former adviser to the U.S. Mission to the United Nations and the Iraq Study Group

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