FLAD creates a space dedicated to the elected officials of Portuguese descent

From Hawaii to New York, there are many Portuguese-Americans that have been elected…

Observador Newsletter: What can a President do in it’s first hour in office? Interview with Jim Costa

The power and limitations of governing by executive order in the United States and…

‘América Vinte Vinte’: Biden’s inaugural adress and first decisions

This week, Nuno Severiano Teixeira, Professor and Director of IPRI-NOVA, analyzes…

Observador Newsletter: Why does the inauguration matter?

The importance of the new president's inauguration speech. And yet, an interview…

‘América Vinte Vinte’: Trump’s second impeachment and Biden’s start

This week, Professor Teresa Botelho and Political Consultant Lee Neves analyze…

Observador Newsletter: How do you stop an invasion in Washington? Derrick DeMelo Interview

Analysis of the historical events that happened around joe biden's victory…

Observador Newsletter: What is the Senator for? Interview with Margaret Lança

How does the balance of forces between the President and the Senate work? Interview…

Observador Newsletter: What are faithless voters? Interview with Diana Marie Afonso

The Electoral College vote for the 2020 U.S. presidential election is approaching.…

Observador Newsletter: Why is the transition so important? Interview with Rosa Rebimbas

The Republican challenge to the Democratic victory is highlighting the transition…

Augusto Santos Silva at the Atlantic Talks

Minister of Foreign Affairs is the guest of the last episode of the Atlantic Talks.…

‘America Vinte Vinte’: Joe Biden’s team

President Joe Biden's team and what these choices mean for the future of American…

Observador Newsletter: the importance of the chief of staff, interview with Michael Rodrigues

Who they are and the power of men in the most powerful unelected office in American…

Monica Ferro at the Atlantic Talks

Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Monica Ferro, in the new…

‘América Vinte Vinte’: The polarized American political moment

The results of the elections continue to be contested. What can we expect from the…

Observador Newsletter: What does President leaving the White House does?

Every Monday, FLAD and the Observador continue to present a newsletter on the US…

Bernardo Pires de Lima at the Atlantic Talks

IPRI associate researcher and one of the most prominent international relations…

Joe Biden wins the election. What’s next?

Joe Biden has been declared the winner, but Donald Trump disputes that victory,…

‘América Vinte Vinte’: Counts to the US Elections

With a series of appointments and layoffs in the U.S. political structure, what can…

‘América Vinte Vinte’: the election night with Raquel Vaz Pinto

With the world on hold, Professor Raquel Vaz Pinto of Nova University of Lisbon…

Guide for a (long) electoral night

Swing States, mail-in ballot, voting, projections, and winners: US Election Day has…

Michael Rezendes: “This election is about much more than the pandemic”

The Portuguese-descendant journalist, winner of a Pulitzer at the Boston Globe, on…

Observador Newsletter: Is the Electoral College more important than the number of votes in total?

Hillary Clinton won the popular vote in 2016, but wasn't elected. She wasn't the…

‘America Vinte Vinte’: Trump and Biden’s election programs analyzed

This week, journalist Germano Almeida and University of Columbia Professor André…

Observador Newsletter: Are polls reliable or do you need to look at them carefully?

In 1948, Truman laughed last holding a newspaper that gave Dewey the victory. In…

‘América Vinte Vinte’: Tiago Moreira de Sá, the debate of the vices and the cancelled debate

Tiago Moreira de Sá, Associate Professor at IPRI at Universidade Nova, analyzes the…

‘America Vinte Vinte’: The books and the economy under debate

This week Isabel Lucas talks about books and life in America, and analyst Ricardo…

Donald Trump and Joe Biden: the second debate

A different debate, with different rules, but equally intense. Watch second and…

Observador Newsletter: do campaign ads still matter?

From 'Eisenhower responds to America' to Barack Obama's 'Yes We Can', how do…

‘America Vinte Vinte’: the US three weeks before the elections

Silvia Curado, on Science in the USA, and Nuno Mota Pinto, on the impact of the…

FLAD/Expresso Debate: The pandemic and the economy create many unknowns in polls

Arrival of a second wave can disproportionately affect Republicans. Trump's…

Polls and predictions: what has failed and what do we need to learn to read them better?

See here the first of the two debates of the partnership between FLAD and…

What the polls say: the first debate of the FLAD/SIC-Expresso partnership

Debates with experts and interviews with our congressmen are the initiatives we…

Observador Newsletter: Will candidates health weigh in on the ballot?

From the heart attack hidden by Woodrow Wilson to John McCain's 1,173-page report,…

The vice-presidential debate: Mike Pence and Kamala Harris

Sitting at a table, separated by plexiglas, the debate of the 'Vices' was dominated…

Observador Newsletter: Election day beyond Trump and Biden

When they head to the polls on November 3, Americans will have to choose far beyond…

‘America Vinte Vinte’: the first debate and the American economic model

Ricardo Alexandre analyzes in TSF the first debate between Trump and Biden with…

Observador Newsletter: Are debates that decisive for the elections?

Nixon, Kennedy, Ford or Dukakis. Many candidates made themselves (or break) in…

First debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden

Donald Trump and Joe Biden faced each other for the first time in a debate, which…

‘America Vinte Vinte’: the American electoral system and the States that will decide the election

This week, an interview with the president of the American Club: "The election will…

Observador Newsletter: Which demographic groups can decide an election?

Barack Obama became famous in 2004 with a speech of unity in which he said that…

‘America Vinte Vinte’, a new partnership between FLAD and TSF

A space for debate and analysis of current affairs every week at TSF, conducted by…

Observador Newsletter: Can small candidates decide the outcome of the elections?

This week's Observador Special American Elections newsletter discusses the…

Observador Newsletter: Why are swing-states so important?

What is a swing-state and how important are these states in U.S. presidential…

Observador Newsletter: Why is the Vice President choice so important?

In this week's Newsletter 'Special American Elections' from Observador we talk…

Republican National Convention: What’s going to happen this year?

The Republican Party begins today the national convention in a hybrid model. Learn…

Observador Newsletter: What are US Party National Conventions for?

Every Monday, FLAD and Observador presents a newsletter on the 2020 US elections.…

Michelle Obama and Bernie Sanders Open Democratic Convention

The pandemic prevented the gathering of delegates and candidates in Milwaukee. For…

Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris for Vice President

The former California attorney general and current state senator is the first…

How political campaigns changed

Live chats on Facebook, fundaraising on Zoom. The Portuguese-American political…

Bernie out, Biden to face Trump in November

Bernie Sanders dropped out of the race and announced his support for Joe Biden, who…

Joe Biden wins Florida, Illinois and Arizona and makes Sanders path for nomination more difficult

The Vice-President won every state up for grabs, nearly three times more delegates…

Video: CNN/Univision Democratic Debate in Washington D.C.

Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders had their first solo debate for the Democratic…

It wasn’t super, but almost: Joe Biden wins Big Tuesday

After Super Tuesday, the expectation was whether Joe Biden would confirm this good…

How is the president elected?

What is the electoral college? What if no candidate wins the election? Come and see…

How do you choose a candidate in the primaries?

The choice of a candidate in the primaries is far from a simple vote. What are…

Miguel Monjardino: COVID-19 economic shock may change the electoral campaign

The Professor of the Institute for Political Studies of the Católica University…

Joe Biden aims for another winning Tuesday

Bernie Sanders seemed unstoppable until the primary reached South Carolina. Joe…

Do you like American politics? 7 Movies you need to watch

The campaign is accelerating in the U.S. and will quickly dominate the current…

The books of the candidates

Find out our reading suggestions to learn more about Democratic candidates for the…

5 Podcasts to follow the elections

On the way to work, in the gym or when you're cleaning the house, here's how to…

Video: Democratic Party Debate in South Carolina

Watch the last full debate before Super Tuesday still with the six candidates for…

Video: Democratic Party Debate in Nevada

Watch the full debate between the top six candidates for the Democratic Party…

Video: Democratic Party Debate in Iowa

Watch all the topics discussed by the Democratic primary candidates for the U.S.…