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Spring 2020: Trump in the World Lecture Series

January 31, 2020

*Important update* In light of the public health advisories on social distancing, the Trump in the World Spring 2020 Lecture Series is only being offered as a UW course. We will make lectures available to the public on this webpage and our YouTube channel if and when they become available. 

The presidency of Donald Trump is having a significant impact on international affairs, global alliances, the U.S. role in the world and on the status and politics of other countries.

In spring 2020, the Jackson School will host a series of discussions on the international impact of the Trump presidency as a UW course for 2-credits or no-credit for students (online instructions will be made available as part of the registration).

Jackson School faculty will explore how different regions and global processes have been affected by the policies of the U.S. government under the Trump administration.

Regular attendance is required if you are taking the class for credit.

  • JSIS 478 I  Trump in the World (SLN 21139) 
  • Every Tuesday from 4:30 to 6:20 p.m. 
  • Moderator: Reşat Kasaba, Director of the Jackson School of International Studies and Stanley D. Golub Chair of International Studies

List of speakers and topics:
3/31: Introduction

4/7: Dan Chirot: It Could Be Much Worse, and In the Long Run It Will Be

4/14: David Bachman: China and the U.S.: Competition, Rivalry, Cold War?

4/21: James Wellman: Trump and the Rise of Christian Nationalism

4/28: Mika Ahuvia: Apocalypse, Rapture, and End-times in the Middle East

5/5: Danny Hoffman: “Donald Trump is a Man of the Left!”: Translations of Trump in West African Politics

5/12: Reşat Kasaba: Erdoğan’s Turkey in Trump’s Middle East

5/19: Christian L. Novetzke: Make India Great Again?

5/26: Scott Montgomery: Energy and Climate Change in the Trump Era and After: It Will Get Better

6/2: General discussion

Questions? Contact (206) 543-6001 or

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