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March 23, 2017

Jackson School to offer lectures for students on ‘Trump in the World’

UW News

The presidency of Donald Trump has vast implications for international affairs and even the internal politics of other countries — it could lead to geopolitical realignments on a global scale.

Faculty with the UW Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies will explore the impact of the 2016 election on their respective areas of expertise in a weekly lecture class for students titled “Trump in the World: International Implications of the Trump Presidency.”

Each week, faculty members will explore perspectives from Europe, Asia, Mexico and Russia as well as questions of human rights, international cooperation and migration.

“Two months in, it is clear that Trump administration represents a radical departure in how the United States approaches foreign policy. Given the size and the power of the U.S., these changes are having significant effects in the lives of the people all around the world,” said Jackson School Director Reşat Kasaba, whose May 10 lecture will be on Turkey and the Middle East, and who will conclude the series with a final discussion on May 31.

Listen to a podcast of Jackson School faculty members discussing: “Trump and the World”

“In this lecture series the Jackson School faculty will provide a historical context to the rise of  Trump and discuss how the Trump administration is altering  global priorities and affecting different parts of the world. ”

The lectures will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays in Room 110 of Kane Hall.

The schedule is as follows:

March 29: The Global Context, with Dan Chirot, professor of international studies.

April 5: Authoritarian Trends from the Past to the Present, with Devin Naar, associate professor of international studies and history.

April 12: Asia, with Anand Yang, professor of international studies.

April 19: Mexico, with Vanessa Freije, assistant professor of international studies.

April 26: Europe, with visiting EU Fellow Ernesto Penas and Sabine Lang, associate professor of international studies.

May 3: Russia, with Scott Radnitz, associate professor of international studies.

May 10: Human Rights in Latin America, with Angelina Godoy, professor of international studies.

May 17: Turkey and the Middle East, with Reşat Kasaba, professor and Jackson School director.

May 24: Migration, with Kathie Friedman, associate professor of international studies.

May 31: Final discussion, with Kasaba.

Two credits are available for students who register and attend regularly.


For more information or to arrange interviews, contact Monique Thormann, Jackson School director of communications, at 206-685-0578 or thormm@uw.edu.