Déc 2020

AmCham Confidential : The tale of 2 Americas: continued uncertainty on reconciliation

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Please RSVP before December 18.
A link to the webinar will be sent out ahead of the event.


AmCham is pleased to invite you to an AmCham Confidential in webinar format on Monday, December 21 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

One month away from inauguration of President Elect Joe Biden, the transition period with incumbent President Trump continues to highlight deep divisions. Two Americas that no longer seem to understand each other are still arguing over the results of the election.

In these troubled political and economic times, and as the United-States are facing a third wave of Covid-19, what will the country look like when Joe Biden takes office ? What insight can we gain on a country and a population that elected both President Obama and President Trump only four years apart?

How can the new administration unite its people in the face of such a strongly polarized society ? 

Let’s set aside our prejudices and look deep into the eyes of these two Americas. Clifford Young will help us read between the lines and better understand the huge societal challenges that lay ahead for the United-States.

Henri Wallard, Chief Operating Officer of IPSOS and member of the AmCham Board of Directors, will introduce this event.

After a brief presentation by Clifford Young, you will have the unique opportunity to engage in an open discussion with our guest speaker. Please do not hesitate to start thinking about questions or topics you would like to raise!


Clifford Young is President of Ipsos Public Affairs in the United States and leads Ipsos’ global election and political polling practice.  His research specialties include social and public opinion trends, crisis management, corporate and institution reputation, and election polling; working with a wide variety of corporate, government, media, and political clients. He also oversees Ipsos’ US public opinion research including our partnerships with ABC News, Axios, NPR, Thomson Reuters, USA Today, and the Washington Post.

He is a frequent writer, analyst, and commentator on elections, communication, and public opinion.

Cliff earned his BA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and did his graduate work at the University of Chicago (MA and PhD). He also trained as a survey statistician at the University of Michigan and in political psychology at Stanford.  Cliff is also an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins SAIS and an instructor at Columbia University SIPA where he teaches courses on public opinion and political risk.