Amber de Saint-Exupéry
The ASL Political Society, led by President Colin Bloom (’22) and Vice President Rodolphe Stern (’22), hosted a Zoom discussion after school Nov. 12 with Tina Fordham, Head of Global Political Strategy at Avonhurst and a member of the international advisory board at Cambridge University’s new Centre for Geopolitics.
During the meeting, Fordham discussed different ways statistics can be interpreted and how students can enter the field of political science.
Bloom said Fordham provided unique insight into the political climate given her experience as the first chief global political analyst on Wall Street and as one of the first people to combine political analysis with investment considerations.
“By having her speak to us today, we were able to understand what a political analyst does and how we can use political theory to enhance our perspectives,” he said. “The goal of our club is to give people unique perspectives and to implore discussions from different sides.”
Furthermore, Stern said Fordham shared an objective understanding of the U.S. presidential election because she rooted her analysis in statistics and polling.
“She gave us an independent analysis,” he said. “That is what’s important in dialysis; looking through the political, legal, economic, investing and social lens[es] that an independent analysis brings to the table, while our previous speakers bring political experience, political thought and personal opinion.”