Staff and students discuss Obama victory

With the re-election of President Obama making international headlines, CNN visited London Metropolitan University today to speak with students and staff.

Date: 07/11/2012

With the re-election of President Obama making international headlines, CNN visited London Metropolitan University today to speak with students and staff. 

Dr Andrew Moran, an expert on American politics, took part in a discussion for the news agency along with 40 students from the Faculty of Law, Governance and International Relations

The visit was part of CNN’s coverage of UK reaction to the election result, which saw the channel interview City of London workers, politicians, and students from London Met.  

The Faculty of Law, Governance and International Relations (LGIR) enjoys an excellent reputation around the world, and the Faculty’s BA International Relations and Politics course recently received a satisfaction rating of 100% in the National Student Survey – one of the best scores in the country. 

CNN’s decision to visit LGIR is testament to this global reputation. 

“I am delighted CNN came to film with us, it says a great deal about our students and the Faculty as a whole,” said Dr Moran. “I was thrilled with the students’ intelligent and well-considered responses. They really showed their expertise and understanding of the issues.” 

For Dr Moran, President Obama’s re-election is on the whole a positive result for America, but comes with a warning. 

“This could lead to four years of political gridlock in Washington”, he said. “Obama has won the presidency, but the Republicans control the House of Representatives, which means he will continue to face resistance. 

“Crucially though, the economy is beginning to turn around, which means Obama will be able to tell Republicans that they need to stick with his agenda, especially now the public have backed him again. I can see this leading to a compromise of sorts.”  

Watch the CNN video featuring Dr Moran and London Met students

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Dr Andrew Moran is an expert on American politics, history and foreign policy and is available for media comment. Please contact Luke Foddy on 020 7133 2466 or email l.foddy@londonmet.ac.uk