As Others See Us: America in the Age of Trump

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As Others See Us: America in the Age of Trump

Philip Short, Author, BBC Correspondent, Magro Family Distinguished Fellow in International Affairs, Dartmouth

Monday, January 28, 2019
4:00pm-5:30pm
Haldeman 41 (Kreindler Conference Hall)
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

As Others See Us: America in the Age of Trump

Philip Short, Author, BBC Correspondent, Magro Family Distinguished Fellow in International Affairs, Dartmouth

Monday, January 28  |   4:00pm   |   041 Haldeman Center

Is Donald Trump an aberration? Or a symbol of changes which the United States and the rest of the world will be living with for decades to come? America’s strengths stem in part from the way its allies and its adversaries perceive its role. Four decades after Ronald Reagan proclaimed America to be ‘a shining city on the hill,' American exceptionalism is being questioned as never before. Philip Short, a long-time BBC foreign correspondent, now Magro Family Distinguished Fellow in International Affairs at the Dickey Center, offers a European perspective on the wrenching transformations America is undergoing today.

Mr. Short worked for the BBC for 30 years as a foreign correspondent, initially in central Africa and then in Moscow, Beijing, Paris, Tokyo and Washington. In 1997, he spent a year teaching comparative politics at the University of Iowa. He now lives with his wife and daughter in southern France. His first book, A life of the Malawi leader, Hastings Banda, was published in 1974. The Dragon and the Bear, a comparison between China after Mao and the Soviet Union after Stalin followed in 1982. His biography of Mao Zedong was published in the United States in 2000 and has been widely regarded as the definitive account of the life of the Chinese leader. A revised edition incorporating new archival material, Mao:  The Man Who Made China, was published in London in 2017. He has also published a biography of the Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot, and a life of the French President, François Mitterrand. He is currently working on a biography of Vladimir Putin.

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