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.
- “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.
Francisco Rodríguez-Jiménez, faculty member, continues analyzing Trump’s foreign policy from “Soft power” approach in his article “Trump, o el John Wayne que algunos americanos llevan dentro (II)”. Do not miss his reflections on the issue, published in El Mundo.
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, 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.
Ángela Suárez, faculty member, participated in the seminar “Towards a new Mediterranean agenda: dynamics and actors at stake”, organized by Institut Europeu de la Mediterrània in Barcelona on 30-31 March 2017.
Shlomo Ben-Ami, Vice-president of the Toledo International Center for Peace and member of our Think Tank, has recently published the piece “Why We Need Political Islam” on the Project syndicate’s blog.
Continue reading ““Why We Need Political Islam” by Shlomo Ben-Ami.”