UNDER 35-Forum: From Punch-line to President: Donald Trump and the Future of US Foreign and Security Policy

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On Tuesday, 8 November 2016, Donald Trump was elected president of the United States. Mr. Trump’s presidency is widely anticipated to usher in a new orientation for US foreign and security policy. Despite a long and bitter campaign, however, little is known about Mr. Trump’s specific plans in key areas such as counter-terrorism, regional policies, nuclear issues, and the US relationship with NATO.

As part of RUSI’s under-35’s Forum, this panel event will gather top RUSI experts to discuss the future of US foreign and security policy under President Trump.

Speakers Biographies:

Dr. Karin Von Hippel is Director-General of RUSI. Before joining RUSI, Dr. Von Hippel served for nearly six years in the U.S. Department of State, most recently as Chief of Staff to General John Allen, Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL. Prior to her role as Chief of Staff, Dr. Von Hippel served as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations, and before that as Senior Adviser in the Bureau of Counterterrorism.

Justin Bronk is a Research Fellow with the Military Sciences team at RUSI with an expertise in combat airpower and technology. He is also Editor of RUSI Defence Systems and has written on air power issues for RUSI Journal, RUSI Defence Systems, RUSI Newsbrief, the Journal of Strategic Studies, and the RAF Airpower Journal.

Tom Hickey is a Research Analyst in the Proliferation and Nuclear Policy programme at RUSI and an MSc student in International Political Economy at the London School of Economics. Prior to attending LSE, he was a Graduate Researcher at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, California and a student at University of California, Berkeley, where he studied for a Master’s in Public Policy.


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