CISD: David C. Unger - Explaining the American Election: How it Happened, What It Means, and Where Do We Go from Here? Sat, 2016-11-26 21:15

In this talk, David C. Unger delves into the complexities of the US election. He discusses its immediate causes, identity politics, and how different parts of the globe will be affected.

Bio: David C. Unger is a journalist, author and is currently Adjunct Professor of American Foreign Policy at Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies Europe. In this talk, he will address why various groups within America voted in the way they did and the issues that have driven the vote such as economic dislocation, immigration, fear of terrorism and anger at the traditional political establishment. Moving beyond this, he will ruminate on the implications for long-term changes and trends in US domestic politics, American aims for international trade as well as US foreign policy towards the UK & Northern Ireland, the EU and NATO.


Publications: more than 3,000 foreign policy editorials published in The New York Times since 1977. “Updating the Emergency State,” in SAIS Europe Journal of Global Affairs (2015); “The Politics, and Political Legacy of Harry S. Truman s National Security Policies,” in The National Security Legacy of Harry S. Truman, Truman State University Press (2015); “Un Americano Amico dell Europa (JFK), in 22 Novembre 1963, Il Giorno in Cui Ci Svegliamo Dal Sogno, Redattori Mauro Colombo con Rita Salerno, Monti (2013); “The U.N.’s Lost Decade” in Croatia UNA Magazine (2012); “A Better Internationalism” in World Policy Journal (2012); The Emergency State: How to End America’s Obsessive Quest for National Security and Reclaim our Democracy (2012); “Economic Leadership in Europe” in Bologna Center Journal of International Affairs (2011); Review of Innocent Abroad, in The New York Times Book Review (2009); “The Inevitable Two State Solution” in World Policy Journal (2008); “Maps of War, Maps of Peace: Finding a Two-State Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Question” in World Policy Journal (2002); “Asian Anxieties, Pacific Overtures: Experiments in Security for a New Asia-Pacific Community” in World Policy Journal (1994).