In the aftermath of the midterm elections, where will Trump's America go? Annual Conference on the United States
In the aftermath of the mid-term elections, the 17th edition of Ifri's annual conference on the United States took stock of the country's political and economic situation and discussed developments in the foreign policy of the Trump administration.
First roundtable on domestic politics: "How will Middle America vote in 2020?"
Henry Olsen, Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center (EPPC), Editor at <UnHerd.com> (“Flyover Country”). Author, The Working Class Republican: Ronald Reagan and the Return of Blue-Collar Conservatism (Broadside, 2017)
Lara Putnam, Professor and Chair, History Department, University of Pittsburgh. Co-Author, "Middle America Reboots Democracy" (Democracy Journal, February 2018)
Moderator : Laurence Nardon, Head of the North America Program, Ifri
Second roundtable: "The U.S. economy and the challenges of a trade war"
Florence Pisani, Director of Economic Research, Candriam. Co-Author, L'économie américaine (La Découverte, 2018)
Jean-Baptiste Velut, Senior Lecturer in American Civilization, Paris 3 University. Co-Author, Understanding Mega Free Trade Agreements (Routledge, 2017)
Moderator : Marie-Pierre Peillon, Director of Research, Groupama
Third roundtable on foreign policy: "Transatlantic relations in the age of "America First""
James Lindsay, Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, Maurice R. Greenberg Chair, Council on Foreign Relations. Co-Author, The Empty Throne, America's Abdication of Global Leadership (PublicAffairs, 2018)
Alexandra de Hoop Scheffer, Director of the Paris Office of the German Marshall Fund of the United States
Sophia Besch, Research Fellow, Center for European Reform. Author, "Defence Spending in NATO: Stop Convincing Trump, Start Convincing Europeans" (CER Insight, July 2018)
Moderator : Virginie Robert, Head of the International Desk, Les Echos
In collaboration with the U.S. Embassy in Paris
With the support of Viel & Cie and Clarence Westbury Foundation
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