We are delighted to announce the opening event of our master program with the workshop on “The New American Administration and its International Impact” next May 11 and 12 in Madrid and Salamanca.

The Global and International Studies Graduate School at Salamanca University launches its masters program organizing the workshop “The New American Administration and its International Impact”, to be held in Madrid and Salamanca on May 11 and 12. The workshop will comprise two lectures and discussion sessions with two internationally acclaimed experts: Mark L. Asquino (U.S. career diplomat) and Peter Kuznick (Director of the Nuclear Studies Institute at American University in Washington D.C. and co-author with Oliver Stone of “The Untold History of the United States”). They will address two of the most important issues of the new U.S. government’s agenda: the immigration policy and the “America First” plan.

Event program

  • “U.S. Immigration Policy: A Wall Against International Engagement?”, by Mark. L. Asquino.
  • “Donald Trump: ‘America First’ Isolationist, Typical American Hegemon, or Madman with Nukes?”, by Peter Kuznick.

Madrid, May 11 (9:30-11.30 a.m.). Venue: ESGLOBAL (Calle Felipe IV 9, 1ºderecha).

Salamanca, May 12 (12:15-2 p.m). Venue: Salón de Actos, Facultad de Traducción y Documentación.

Manuela Gabriel and Francisco Del Canto Viterale participated in the 9th Annual AHSIE Best Practices Conference: “Building and Sustaining Powerful Partnerships for Student Success” in Las Vegas.

Manuela Gabriel and Francisco Del Canto Viterale, faculty members, participated in The 9th  Annual AHSIE Best Practices Conference: “Building and Sustaining Powerful Partnerships for Student Success” at HSIs, organized by University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE), which took place at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus, on April 9-12, 2017.

Francisco Rodríguez-Jiménez analyzes Trump’s foreign policy from “Soft power” approach in his article “Trump, o el John Wayne que algunos americanos llevan dentro (I)”.

Francisco Rodríguez-Jiménez, faculty member, analyzes Trump’s foreign policy from “Soft power” approach in his article “Trump, o el John Wayne que algunos americanos llevan dentro (I)”, published by El Mundo.

“Of the various souls of American foreign policy through history, Trump would fit the “isolationist” well. He pretend to be a kind of modern John Wayne, defender of foreign threats; he’s convinced that his nation needs more tough boys and fewer thinkers. What, then, has moved Trump to leave his supremacist ranch? Besides domestic political explanations, the surprise attack on Syria might be read another way: a small gesture of good will towards Europe, a pinch of “Soft power.” Is it better for Trump to ingratiate himself with old NATO allies than to engage in these erratic geopolitical flirtations with Russia and China? A friendly wink after the debacle with Merkel at the White House? The enthusiastic words of the President of the European Union, Donald Tusk, would support this interpretation. The United States attacks, Tusk said, show the necessary determination against barbaric chemical attacks. Are we seeing a redux of “Empire by Invitation” (Lundestad), when a good part of ravaged Europe of 1945 looked to the United States for leadership?”.

We invite you to read the full article in El Mundo.