The 2016 US presidential campaign and the eventual election of Donald Trump to the White House generated a renewed interest in American Studies. This was the context that led the UCD Clinton Institute to organize an international conference that would examine the political and cultural significance of Trump’s election as president of the United States and consider the first 100 days of his administration. Titled “Trump’s America”, the conference discussed a variety of fascinating topics ranging from populism through foreign policy and immigration to the concept of post-truth (The full list of the speakers and their relative papers can be accessed through the Clinton Institute website)
The “Trump’s America” conference was also the catalyst event for the creation of the “Trump Project”. The “Trump Project” brings together a number of international scholars with a diverse range of expertise in US politics and foreign policy, including Robert K. Brigham, Professor of History and International Relations at Vassar College, and Inderjeet Parmar, Professor of International Politics at City University London. The Trump Project aims at creating an international network which will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and analyses over topical issues in international affairs in relation to the Trump presidency. As a first step, a Trump Project website has been created in order to provide a platform to develop future research, teaching, and outreach programs (further information about the individual project members and their research interests can be found on the Trump Project website)
Summer 2018 Associate Programme at RAND
The RAND Corporation is a research organization that develops solutions to public policy challenges to help make communities throughout the world safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous. RAND is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and committed to the public interest. Over seven decades, we have earned a reputation for excellence through our focus on high-quality, objective research and analysis. The RAND Summer Associate Program introduces outstanding graduate students to the RAND Corporation, an institution that conducts research on a wide range of domestic and international social policy issues and national security problems. RAND employs about 800 researchers in Santa Monica, CA; Washington, DC; Pittsburgh, PA; and Boston, MA. RAND researchers publish their work in various types of reports and numerous peer-reviewed journals. For eligibility visit the website. Deadline 4 December.
This Wednesday October 4th, I will be presenting my paper
From George W Bush to Donald Trump: The Exceptional Resilience of Democracy Promotion in US Political Discourse
Dr. Vincent Durac will be the discussant. Link to the abstract.
Venue: Room G316, School of Politics and International Relations, Newman Building
All very welcome!
American Politics Group of the Political Studies Association Annual Conference 2018
Call for Papers
The forty-fourth annual conference of the American Politics Group of the Political Studies Association will be held at St Anne’s College, University of Oxford from Thursday 4 to Saturday 6 January 2018. The keynote speaker will be Professor Marc J. Hetherington (Vanderbilt University) http://www.vanderbilt.edu/political-science/bio/marc-hetherington
There is a broad conference theme: “The US Constitutional and Political Order: Challenges and Constraints”. This can be approached in various ways, and we will also be happy to receive proposals considering subjects and material beyond this particular theme. For example, papers or panel proposals examining contemporary US political institutions or processes, foreign policy issues or political history are invited. The conference organizers would also welcome papers addressing comparative themes or relevant theoretical or methodological issues. Proposals (no more than 150 words for single papers, 300 words for panels) should be sent to Dr Clodagh Harrington (email@example.com) by no later than 20 October 2017.
The APG is the leading scholarly association for the study of US politics in the UK and also has members in continental Europe and the USA. Further details about the group and its activities can be found on the APG website (http://www.american-politics-group-uk.net).
Full details of the conference will also be posted on the website. In the meantime any enquiries should be directed to Clodagh Harrington.
Dr Clodagh Harrington
Chair of the American Politics Group
After a bit of delay my research profile is finally up on UCD website. Here is a screenshot.
To see the full profile click here.
On 22nd of September I will be in wonderful Edinburgh to present a paper at the annual BISA US Foreign Policy Working Group.
First, I will be chairing this fascinating panel:
And afterwards, I will take the stage along with some exceptional colleagues:
Pop in if you are around!