How Americans See the World in the Era of TrumpVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Beyond the Headlines
Late Afternoon Presentation
Tea/ Coffee Reception 5:00pm
One year into his inauguration, Donald Trump’s presidency has been marred by a number of controversies. On the domestic front, this includes the travel ban, the firing of FBI director James Comey and the failure to condemn neo-Nazis following the fatal Charlottesville rally. Perhaps the most defining is the ongoing investigation into whether his campaign colluded with the Russian government to affect the election outcome. Internationally, there is the war of words with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, the U.S. pulling out of the Paris climate agreement and the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, as well as unilaterally recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. His seemingly chaotic style has seen a critically high staff turnover within the White House in his first year, reaching a staggering 30 percent, compared to nine percent and 11 percent under presidents Obama and Clinton respectively. How do Americans see the president, his policies, and personality? How do they see the U.S.’s role in the world, especially with regard to North Korea, China, and trade? How has political polarization affected Americans’ views of themselves and the world?
Bruce Stokes is Director of Global Economic Attitudes at Pew Research Center, where he assesses public views about economic conditions, foreign policy, and values. He is also a non-resident fellow at the German Marshall Fund and an associate fellow at Chatham House. He is the former international economics correspondent for the National Journal, a former senior transatlantic fellow at the German Marshall Fund and a former senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, where he is a member. Mr. Stokes is the author of the recent Pew Research Center studies: U.S. Image Suffers as Publics Around the World Question Trump's Leadership; Globally, Broad Support for Representative and Direct Democracy; Japanese Divided on Democracy's Success at Home, but Value Voice of the People; Three Years In, Modi Remains Very Popular. Mr. Stokes is a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and Johns Hopkins University’s School for Advanced International Studies.
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