US Election Outlook 2020. A Democratic Sweep and Implications on Domestic and Foreign Policy

Date and Time
Thursday, October 29, 2020
4:30pm— 5:30pm
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Masaharu Sato Catherine Pfeiffer Edward Giera Elizabeth Forgash Leila Ettehadieh Sarah Ryan Mary Ellen Collins Nicolas Kahale Helen Neuburger Jonathan Liebenau Geoffrey Leland Alex Hall Laura Marshall Rowe Mukul Sukhwal Sarah Laessig Diane McGrath Fernando Yanez Tim Hall Lucas Jullian Stephan Grillmaier Robert Plumb Marc van Heerden Sandra Hernandez George Gvishiani Christopher Baur Antonio Lorenzotti Kyle Kozloff April Chen Mike de Vegvar Matteo Luppi Prateek Puri Emilie Esposito Ramy Matar Eleonore Hajek Ines de Bagration Karen Dolenec Christoph von Luttitz Ashwin Desikan Page Gostling Douglas Clarisse Michael Nguyen Rob Geismar Robert Ravelli Margot Neuburger Allen Thomas Mark Tousey Paul Bainbridge Charles Dwyer
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A Conference Call with:

Lew Lukens


Former US Ambassador

Senior Partner at Signum Global Advisors​​​​

Date: Thursday, October 29

Time: 4:30pm UK

Topics to Discuss

  • What are the polls telling us about the 2020 US Election?
  • What are the implications of early voting?
  • Why are we so confident of a Democratic sweep?
  • Where could we be wrong? What about the ‘Shy Trump’ voters?
  • What are the chances of a contested Election?
  • What are we looking for on Election night?
  • What happens in the ‘Lame Duck?’
  • What will a President Biden do in his first 100 days?
  • What are his Foreign policy objectives?
  • What would Trump 2.0 look like?


Lew Lukens is Senior Partner in London for Signum Global Advisors. He previously served for thirty years as a US Foreign Service officer, representing the US overseas across five administrations and five continents.

Among his many assignments, Lew served as US Ambassador to Senegal and Guinea-Bissau, Deputy Executive Secretary for Secretary Hillary Clinton, Senior Director at the National Security Council working for Dr. Condoleezza Rice and President Bush, and US Consul General in Vancouver. Most recently, Lew was the Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy in London.  

Lew also worked in Baghdad, Dublin, Sydney, Abidjan, and Guangzhou, as well as multiple tours in Washington. At the National Security Council, he helped to coordinate the US government response to the 9/11 terror attacks.  

Lew has an AB from Princeton University. In 2002 he was selected by the State Department and Princeton for a John Weinberg Fellowship and received his MPP from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.



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