How Sharks Have Helped Shape the U.S. Presidency.

Dr. Chris Pepin-Neff
8 min readNov 3, 2022

The following text was delivered at a talk entitled “Sharks and the American Presidency” hosted by the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney on Thursday, November 3, 2022.

American Presidents are apex politicians.

They cruise the primaries looking for opportunities to nibble the competition. They lurk in the shallows of a debate for…

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Dr. Chris Pepin-Neff

Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, focusing on the role of emotions in the policy process. Pronouns (they/them). Opinions are mine.