The American Politics Group of the Political Studies Association

Postgraduate and Early Career Network Conference

‘Continuity and Change in the Trump Presidency’

British Library Knowledge Centre

4 July 2019

10:30 – 17:45

10:30 – 11:00 Registration/Coffee/Tea [Dickens]

11:00 – 12:30 – Panel 1: Assessing the Trump Presidency [Eliot]

          Chair: Dr Andrew Wroe (University of Kent)

          Emma Hall (University of Warwick) – ‘Conditional Exceptionalism: President             Trump’s Desire to “Make US Exceptional.”

          Tom McMeeking (University of Leeds) – ‘Greenstein, The Presidential                         Difference and the Trump Presidency.’

          Diane Smith (Brunel University, London) – ‘The Lack of Originality in the                   Trump Presidency.’

          Tom Watts (Royal Holloway, University of London) – ‘When Ends Trump                      Means: Continuity Versus Change in US Counterterrorism Policy.’

12:30 – 13:15 Lunch [Dickens]

13:15 – 14:45 – Panel 2: Trump and American Foreign Policy [Eliot]

         Chair: Darius Wainwright (University of Reading)

          Peter Finn (Kingston University) – ‘Foreign Operations, Wrongdoing and the             Preservation and Destruction of the Official Foreign Record.’

          Matthew Gallagher (University of East Anglia) – ‘Playing for Trumps: The                   Changing Role and Behaviour of Foreign Policy Advisors Within the Trump               Administration.’

          Megan Karlshoej-Pedersen (Remote Warfare Programme, Oxford Research             Group) – Uneasy Alliances: The Political Consequences of Remote Warfare

          Daniel Mobley (University of Edinburgh) – ‘“Not Isolationist, I’m not                             Isolationist”: Isolationism as a Security Discourse in US Foreign Policy.’

           Pedro Ponte e Sousa (New University of Lisbon) – ‘Trump, the United States            and Portuguese Foreign Policy: Opportunity or Challenge?’

14:45 – 15:15 Tea/Coffee [Dickens]

15:15 – 16:45 – Panel 3: American Politics in Comparative and Historical Perspective [Eliot]

           Chair: Jo Harmon (University College London)

           Francesca Akhtar (University College London) – ‘The Impact of the Cold War            on the US-Canadian Defence Relationship in the Arctic.’

           Adenyi Oso (De Montfort University) – ‘US Democracy Promotion During the            Clinton Presidency: A State Goal or Functional Bureaucratic Tension?’

            Andrew Payne (University of Oxford) – ‘The Negroponte Rule: The Perils of               National Security Negotiations in an Election Year.’

            Ben Quail (University of Strathclyde) – ‘Continuity in Presidential Media                     Relations: Analysing Johnson and Trump.’

16:45 – 17:00 Comfort Break

17:00 – 17:45 Collections Session: ‘Researching American Politics at the British Library.’ [Eliot]

            Chair: Dr Dafydd Townley (University of Reading)

             Jean Petrovic and Dr Philip Abraham (Eccles Centre for American Studies                at the British Library); Darius Wainwright (University of Reading)

17:45 Close (Wine Reception) 

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