This seminar for teachers will address American politics and also provide comic relief through caricatures and satirical videos.



USA Update 2017: American Politics in the Age of Trump

Teacher Training / Fully booked

In November 2016, Donald Trump upset expectations by winning a narrow victory over Hillary Clinton. He is easily the most controversial candidate to win the presidency in recent memory, running on an anti-establishment, right-wing populist platform with radical political proposals and harsh rhetoric against minorities.

How did this anti-politician win the presidency? How much of his radical campaign rhetoric will he try to turn into actual policy and what are his chances of doing so? What challenges will the new president face in terms of congressional politics, the economy, foreign policy and a deeply divided American society?

This talk will address these issues and also provide comic relief through caricatures and satirical videos.


How did Trump win?

9:45  Trump and the Republican Party – a troubled relationship

10:15  Quo Vadis? The crisis of the Democratic Party

10:30  Coffee break

11:00  Populism or Republican agenda? Trump and domestic politics

11:45  Trump, Putin, and Erdogan walk into a bar… Issues in Foreign Policy

12:30  Conclusion: A house divided

13:00  Open discussion

14:00  End

Speaker: Dr. Markus Hünemörder, LMU

Organizer: Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations

(Picture: Donald Trump, Creator: Gage Skidmore, Some rights reserved, Source: www.flickr.com)