U.S. Embassy Kicks Off 2016 U.S. Election Discussions (July 13, 2016)

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: Brad Coley, Economic Officer, provided the inaugural presentation for the 2016 U.S. Election Discussion Series sponsored by the U.S. Embassy Port Moresby to an engaged audience at the American Corner. 

Mr. Coley shared information on political party conventions as well as the primaries and caucuses leading up to the conventions. He stated that, while the upcoming conventions in Cleveland and Philadelphia may be bereft of intrigue, they are still important in solidifying the support of the parties behind their candidates.

Future presentations will be held on: August 16 at noon with Michael Mitchell, Consular Officer, and Brad Coley providing a lively talk on the Republican and Democratic platforms; September 8 at noon with Deputy Chief of Mission Joel Maybury discussing the role of media in elections; October 12 at noon with Christine Buzzard, Political Officer, presenting on the role of special interests in the elections.  On Wednesday, November 9, the American Corner will be open to all to watch the election returns and learn the identity of the 45th  President of the United States. 

The U.S. Embassy Port Moresby’s American Corner is operated in partnership with the National Library and is located in Waigani.   It is open from Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.  Books and research materials as well as computers and WIFI are available for use by the public.   Presentations at the American Corner are free and open to the public.