Join us for a look back over Donald Trump’s tenure in the White House
This is an online event. Bookers will be sent a link in advance giving access.
Now it has drawn to a close, what can the Trump presidency tell us about the United States?
This event will explore Trump’s impact on domestic and foreign politics as our panellists discuss what the four years of the presidency can tell us about both the man and the country.
The first US President to be elected with no previous political or military experience, Donald Trump’s rise confounded his critics and delighted his supporters. Looking back over his tenure in office, our panel of experts will explore the major issues which defined his presidency and consider what his legacy will be in national and international politics.
Presented by the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library
Dr Clodagh Harrington is Associate Professor in American Politics at De Montfort University, and a regular commentator on US current affairs on outlets including the BBC and Talk Radio. She is the the co-author with Alex Wadden of Obama v Trump: The Politics of Rollback (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2020).
Dr Luca Trenta is Associate Professor of Political and Cultural Studies at Swansea University, and is a regular contributor to The Conversation, Talk Radio, Nation Radio, and BBC Radio Wales . His most recent book is Risk and Presidential Decision-making: The Emergence of Foreign Policy Crises (Abingdon: Routledge, 2016)
Dr Kevin Yuill is Assistant Professor of American History at the University of Sunderland, and he has also contributed to newspapers such as The Independent and The Daily Telegraph . His is most recently the co-author with Joe Street of The Second Amendment and Gun Control: Freedom, Fear, and the American Constitution (Abingdon: Routledge, 2017)
Chair: Philippa Thomas is a BBC newsreader and journalist. A former Nieman Journalism Fellow at Harvard, she has reported extensively from the United States for more than 20 years. She anchored the 2016 and 2020 presidential election night coverage for BBC Radio Four, Five Live and the BBC World Service. In 2018 and in 2020 she presented BBC documentaries on the politics of abortion, and abortion under lockdown.
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