With his slogans of “Make America Great Again” and “America First,” candidate Trump pledged to remake U.S. foreign policy. President Trump has certainly followed through on some of his controversial promises, such as withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Paris Climate Agreement. But Congress and the courts have pushed back on other Trump initiatives, including his desire to limit immigration precisely as the world faces historically high numbers of desperate refugees. And, all along, Trump has sought to fend off questions about his campaign’s and administration’s involvement with Russia. Now, with increasingly apocalyptic rhetoric towards North Korea and little demonstrable concern about global humanitarian crises, Trump faces serious questions about his credibility, competence, and commitment to traditional American values and interests.
Join Zachary D. Kaufman, a senior fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School, for a briefing on US foreign policymaking in the Trump era.
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Zachary D. Kaufman, J.D., Ph.D., is a Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and teaches at Stanford Law School. He has served in all three branches of the U.S. government (including the Supreme Court, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Departments of State and Justice) and in three international war crimes tribunals (including the International Criminal Court). He is the author or editor of three books (most recently: United States Law and Policy on Transitional Justice: Principles, Politics, and Pragmatics (Oxford University Press, 2016)) and author of over 40 articles and book chapters. He received his Ph.D. in International Relations from Oxford University (where he was a Marshall Scholar), J.D. from Yale Law School (where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Law & Policy Review), and B.A. in Political Science from Yale University (where he was the student body president and captain of the wrestling team).
This event is co-sponsored with the EastWest Institute.
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