Aberystwyth University debates Trump victory

21 November 2016

Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential election will be analysed at a special roundtable discussion at Aberystwyth University on Tuesday 29 November.

Hosted by the Department of International Politics and the David Davies Memorial Institute, a panel of experts will debate the election results, raising questions and providing insights about the new world order.

Chaired by the Head of the Department of International Politics and E.H.Carr Professor Richard Beardsworth, the panel will feature:

•         Professor Ken Booth, Senior Research Associate, Department of International Politics Department, Aberystwyth University

•         Dr Warren Dockter, Lecturer in International Politics, Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University

•         Professor Patrick Thaddeus Jackson, Associate Dean, American University, Washington D.C and Visiting Professor, Department of International Politics Aberystwyth University.

•         Dr Jenny Mathers, Reader in International Politics, International Politics Department, Aberystwyth University.

•         Dr Jan Ruzicka, Lecturer in International Politics, International Politics Department, Aberystwyth University.

The debate follows the successful election night special hosted by the Department on Tuesday 8 November when more than 200 staff and students gathered until the early hours of Wednesday morning to watch the results coming in from the States.

Professor Richard Beardsworth said: “Like the rest of the world, our students and staff here at Aberystwyth avidly followed not only the remarkable results on election night but also the extraordinary twists and turns of the campaign leading up to 8 November.

“The outcome raises significant questions now about American domestic and foreign politics which will be debated at this latest roundtable event. Our aim is to seek to explain and understand the challenges that this momentous change has brought upon us, and to provide a historical perspective on the result.”

The discussion will be held from 6.30pm to 9pm on Tuesday 29 November 2016 in the Main Hall of the Department of International Politics on Penglais campus.

Entry is free and all are welcome to attend but online booking is essential as places are limited.



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Contacts

Professor Richard Beardsworth
Department of International Politics
Aberystwyth University
01970 628637 / rib17@aber.ac.uk

Arthur Dafis
Communications and Public Affairs
Aberystwyth University 
01970 621763 / 07841979452 / aid@aber.ac.uk