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AMERICAN EMPIRE: FROM OBAMA TO TRUMP
December 8, 2017 - Washington, D.C.

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 One year into Donald Trump’s presidency, top international activists and scholars will gather in Washington DC to discuss US foreign policy under Trump.

Building on their base of experience and their collective analysis, we will sift through the bombardment of empty threats and loaded tweets to identify the core components of Trump’s foreign policy and the most acute dangers the US now poses to the world.

Together we will look to cut through the fog of partisan war that has enveloped the Capitol, toward a clearer vision of what we as progressives can do to mitigate the damage already done, to prepare for the battles that lie ahead, and to cultivate a shared dream for a world politics based on peace, solidarity, and cooperation.

The conference is co-convened by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office and the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS).

PROGRAM

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8

Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club

12:00pm-12:30pm: Welcome from RLS—NYC and IPS

12:30pm-2:15pm: AMERICAN EMPIRE

Maude Barlow – Chairperson, Council of Canadians and Food & Water Watch; 2005 Right Livelihood Award recipient

Medea Benjamin – Co-founder, CODEPINK and Global Exchange

Sanho Tree – Fellow, Institute for Policy Studies (IPS); director, IPS Drug Policy Project

Mark Weisbrot – Co-director, Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), Washington, D.C.

2:15pm-2:45pm: Coffee Break

2:45pm-4:30pm: A TRUMP WORLD ORDER?

Patrick Bond – Professor, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa; former director, Centre for Civil Society

Susan George – President, Transnational Institute (TNI), Amsterdam; fellow, Royal Society of Arts

Christine Hong – Professor, UC-Santa Cruz; executive board member, Korea Policy Institute

Bhaskar Sunkara – Founding Publisher and Editor, Jacobin magazine

4:30pm-5:00pm: Denouement

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