Trump’s Triumph and Early Days: a Historian’s Perspective
Feb 21, 2017 6:00 PM – Venue: UCL Malet Place Engineering Building Room 1.02, 2 Malet Place, London WC1E
Dr Elizabeth Tandy Shermer (Loyola University Chicago) Was Donald Trump’s win over Democrat Hillary Clinton really that surprising or unprecedented? It may seem so, given the gaffs, one-liners, and memorable moments, but her loss and his victory were really decades in the making. More about this event.
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Rating the American Presidents from George Washington to Donald Trump: A UK Perspective
Mar 8, 2017 6:00 PM – Venue: UCL Archaeology Lecture Theatre, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY
Michael Patrick Cullinane (Roehampton), Iwan Morgan (UCL), Simon Rofe (SOAS) – This event unveils the results of a poll of 71 UK scholars specializing in American history and US politics. The survey rated the performance of American presidents from George Washington to Barack Obama in five categories: vision/agenda setting; domestic leadership; foreign policy leadership; moral authority; and the positive historical significance of their legacy. More about this event.