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Trump, one year later. Highlights of the 2017 Annual Conference on the United States

The 16th edition of Ifri's annual conference on the United States, organized by Ifri's North America Program on December 7th, 2017, reviewed the key events and evolutions of the Trump administration's first year in office.

More than 160 participants attended the day, including students from Parisian universities and schools, representatives of private companies and the diplomatic corps, as well as members of the media. The latter used the information gathered during the day for background, and mentioned the event and what they had learned later on, as shown by Virginie Robert's article in January, at the time of President Trump's inauguration's first anniversary.

In the media:

The three panels covered : U.S. politics, the economy and foreign affairs. Below are the 6 videos shot by our speakers, summarizing the main points of their presentations.

The conference's three main points:

How has the political landscape evolved, one year after the election of Donald Trump ?

  • Interview of Jeffrey Goldberg, editor-in-chief, The Atlantic

  • Interview of Karlyn Bowman, senior fellow, American Enterprise Institute

  • Interview of Laure Mandeville, reporter, Le Figaro


Is the U.S. economy really doing well?


Trump: a Hobbesian view of the World?

  • Interview of Justin Vaïsse, director, Policy Planning, French MInistry of Foreign Affairs (MEAE)

  • Interview of Jeremy Shapiro, resarch director, European Council on Foreign Relations, London


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