Did Clinton really win the first debate?
Most pundits called Hillary Clinton the winner the first debate against Donald Trump. The snap polls say otherwise. An expert on emotional intelligence explains what the pundits missed.
How can college become affordable?
What do low-income students really need to complete college? Here is a roundup of articles from our experts.
Polls and commentators all suggest Hillary Clinton easily won the first presidential debate.
The third episode of Race to the White House dissects the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
Yes, climate change came up during the debate but there was little substantive discussion of energy or environment.
Trump is following in Ronald Reagan's footsteps by pushing against regulations, but in the 1980s, it only awakened the public to environmental concerns.
Humility might have gone out of politics. But why does it matter?
At a time when politics is showing its most divisive side, a scholar argues that embracing humility could help us deal with hidden biases.
Given the chance to redefine both himself and his opponent, Donald Trump turned in a catastrophic performance – and Hillary Clinton handled him just right.
Trump and Clinton shakes hands
We asked a group of scholars to listen to Clinton vs. Trump and pick just one quote to react to. Here’s what the experts heard.
The first presidential debate was marked by interruptions from Republican nominee Donald Trump.
The Conversation's experts respond to the first US presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
Come for the debate, stay for the waffles.
EPA/Jim Lo Scalzo
The impact of presidential debates has always been overrated – and when they do make a difference, it's for the wrong reasons.
A little debate prep goes a long way.
Even Trump and Clinton have oratorical anxieties. Here are some research-based strategies presidential candidates and the rest of us can use to overcome them.
It’s common for presidential candidates to announce their campaigns 18 months or more in advance of election day.
Global audiences have heard of US election terms like the primaries, the conventions and the Electoral College. But the history and exact meaning of these terms remains a mystery to many.
The first US presidential debate is scheduled for Tuesday morning Australian time.
Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA
The second episode of Race to the White House examines the foreign policy differences between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, and previews the first presidential debate.
Donald Trump has staged mass rallies in swing states in Florida as election day nears.
The 2016 US presidential race has been a strange campaign in many ways, but the swing state map looks very familiar.
From Pericles to Trump, a good speech has been an integral part of the democratic process.
Australian politicians – unlike their American counterparts – have largely abandoned the art of stirring speeches. Good rhetoric doesn't equal good policy, but at least it's evidence of imaginative thinking.
Should Hillary Clinton win the White House the long evolution of Australia-US alliance should continue as normal.
US presidents over the past 25 years have had varying views of the alliance with Australia. While none have questioned its value, commitment has not been even across the board.
The next president will have a unique opportunity to mould the Supreme Court bench.
Ken Hammond, US Department of Agriculture
With three current Supreme Court justices aged 78 or older and one seat on the court vacant, the next US president may end up nominating four justices in their first term.
Americans’ ignorance about Africa persists despite efforts by presidents Kennedy and Obama to forge stronger ties with the continent.
The time has come for developed nations to eliminate the large pockets of ignorance which exist in their societies about Africa and other peoples. Globalisation demands that people think differently.
At the UN next week Malcolm Turnbull will be among many leaders responding to the large movements of refugees and migrants across the world.
Excited for Hillary?
Historically unpopular presidential candidates are making voters uneasy on both sides of the aisle. An expert on conflicted voters explains why this poses an unprecedented challenge for campaigns.
The high-stakes race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump for the White House will impact America, Australia and the rest of the world.
In the first podcast of the series, Brendon O'Connor and Tom Switzer look at the current state of the US presidential race.