USF World - Calendar Event Details
Title: One-day conference: "Trump Administration and its Foreign Policy Challenges"
Date: Thu. Apr 13, 2017
Time: 8:45 AM - 4:00 PM

This one-day conference brings to campus prominent academics and policy makers to discuss the foreign policy challenges of the U.S. under the Trump presidency. 



8:15 - 9:00 a.m.     Registration

9:00 - 9:20 a.m.     Welcome and Introduction

  • Dr. Mohsen Milani, Professor and Executive Director, USF World Center for Strategic & Diplomatic Studies
  • Dr. Roger Brindley, USF System Vice President, USF World

9:     Panel I

Moderated by Dr. Randy Borum, USF Professor of Strategy & Intelligence Studies

  • Dr. Matthew Kroenig, Associate Professor at Georgetown University, “The Foundation of Trump’s Foreign Policy”
  • Dr. Marc Lynch, Professor of Political Science at George Washington University, “The Trump Administration and Islamist Movements”
  • Dr. Ebtesam Al Ketbi, President and founder of Emirates Policy Center, “Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)-U.S. Relations in the Trump Era”
  • Dr. Barnett Rubin, Associate Director at the Center on International Cooperation of New York University, “U.S.-Afghanistan Relations under the Trump Presidency”

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.     Lunch Break

1:30 - 3:50 p.m.      Opening Remarks: The Honorable Judge Raymond Gross (Ret.)

Panel II, Moderated by Dr. John Belohlavek, USF Professor of History

  • Dr. Andrew Kuchins, Senior Fellow and Research Professor at the Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies at Georgetown University, “U.S.-Russia Relations Under the Trump Presidency”
  • Mr. David Firestein, Senior Vice President and Perot Fellow at the EastWest Institute, Washington D.C., “U.S.-China Relations Under the Trump Presidency”
  • Dr. Judith Yaphe, Visiting Professor of International Affairs at the National Defense University, “U.S.-Iraq Relations Under the Trump Presidency”
  • Dr. Mohsen Milani, Executive Director of the Center for Strategic & Diplomatic Studies, “The Fate of Iran’s Nuclear Deal under the Trump Presidency”

3:50 - 4:00 p.m.      Closing Remarks: The Honorable Judge Raymond Gross (Ret.)

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