|Event Name||Foreign Policy with the Gloves Off - A Cakes and Catastrophe roundtable|
|Start Date||16th Mar 2017 4:00pm|
|End Date||16th Mar 2017 5:00pm|
Please join us for the second in a series of roundtables, on politics, scholarship, and citizenship in the age of Brexit and Trump.
Foreign Policy with the Gloves Off - A Cakes and catastrophes roundtable on politics, scholarship, and citizenship in uncertain times
16 March 4-5 pm Appleton Tower Lecture Theatre 3
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The political earthquakes of the Brexit result and the victory of Donald Trump in the US Presidential election shocked pundits, political scientists, and voting publics alike. Difficult times lie ahead for the UK, which faces crucial dilemmas about political unions inside and out, trade, immigration, and security. Meanwhile, barely a month into the Trump presidency, both the White House and US democracy appear to be in crisis. This is not politics as usual, and these are no ordinary times.
Is this the end of the world as we know it? How should we make sense of it? And what can we do about it? Join us to consider these questions and more in a series of Politics and International Relations roundtables evaluating the implications of current events for global politics. As a community of active scholars, dynamic undergraduate and postgraduate cohorts, and national and world citizens, we confront such extraordinary times both as students of politics and participants in politics. The discussions will reflect this by addressing political outcomes as well as their ramifications for scholarship and citizenship.