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Sir Robert Worcester Lecture: The 2012 American Presidential Election: Who's Going to Win, and Why

With the US general election fast approaching many people are wondering who will be sitting in the White House for the next four years.

Sir Robert Worcester, honorary professor at Warwick, founder of MORI and past‑president of the World Association for Public Opinion Research is better qualified than most to give an insight into who will win and why. All Warwick alumni are invited to Sir Robert's talk on the forthcoming elections:

  • Date: Monday 22 October 2012
  • Time: 6pm
  • Venue: The Royal Society, London

Sir Robert Worcester, KBE, DL is the founder of MORI (Market and Opinion Research International Ltd.) and a member and contributor to many voluntary organisations. He is a well-known figure in British public opinion research and political circles and as a media commentator, especially about voting intentions in British and American elections.

A Kansas City native, Sir Robert graduated from the University of Kansas in 1955, and worked for a time with management consultants McKinsey & Company. In 1965, he joined Opinion Research Corporation as Chief Financial Officer, before coming to Britain in 1969 to found MORI, a joint-venture of ORC and National Opinion Polls, becoming the principal owner four years later.

Sir Robert is Chancellor of the University of Kent and holds visiting professorships at LSE and King’s College London. He is an Honorary Professor at Warwick and holds a number of honorary degrees and fellowships, including LLD from Warwick (2012).

Please note this event is now fully booked.
If you have already submitted an online booking we will be in contact nearer the time of the event with further details.

Robert Worcester