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Donald Trump and the Middle East: Toward a New US Foreign Policy

The election of Donald Trump as President of the United States came as a shock to the entire world. While much of the debate during the presidential campaign focused on domestic issues, foreign policy was also the subject of considerable argument and discussion. Immediately after inauguration, the new Trump administration will be faced with a series of critical foreign policy challenges in the Middle East. Join Nader Hashemi, director of the Center for Middle East Studies at DU’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies, to examine the issues, including the war against ISIS, the civil war in Syria, Iran’s role in the region, the conflict in Yemen and the chaos in Libya. How might a new U.S. foreign policy under Donald Trump respond? To what extent can we be guided by Trump’s public statements and political positions during the presidential campaign? Who are Trumps primary foreign policy advisors and how might a Trump foreign policy toward the Middle East be different than Barack Obama’s? Prepare for a robust, open and honest discussion, and come away with fresh insight into how U.S. policy toward the Middle East will be changing in 2017 and what the consequences will be for the United States and the entire world.

Two sessions
Wed., 7-9 pm, Feb. 15, 22, 2017
CRN 1040 / $85


Nader Hashemi, Director of the Center for Middle East Studies and Associate Professor of Middle East and Islamic Politics, is co-editor of Sectarianization: Mapping the New Politics of the Middle East (March 2017), and author of Islam, Secularism, and Liberal Democracy: Toward a Democratic Theory for Muslim Societies (2009). Hashemi appears frequently on local and national news media as an expert commentator.

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