Event: ‘Donald Trump: The Making of a World View’


1ebe29d6-aa97-437b-a345-6441d5167c549a1c2261-8c06-443f-8bf3-ef3579888ac2TIME: 15th February, 13:00 – 14:00

VENUE: Henry Jackson Society, 26th Floor
Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP

Professor Brendan Simms
Dr Charlie Laderman
Authors: Donald Trump: The Making of a World View

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On November 8, 2016, Donald Trump won the American presidential election, to the joy of some and the shock of many across the globe. Now that Trump is Commander-in-Chief of the most powerful country on Earth, Americans and non-Americans alike have been left wondering what that means for the world. It has been widely claimed that Trump’s foreign policy views are impulsive, inconsistent and that they were improvised on the campaign trail.

The Henry Jackson Society is delighted to invite you to an event with Brendan Simms and Charlie Laderman, who believe that this assumption is dangerously false. In fact, there is an entire body of tweets, articles and statements which, taken together, present Trump’s world view. Laderman and Simms will claim that Trump believes that every American foreign policy disaster heretofore has been as a direct result of the idiocy of the then-President. And, after decades of dismissing America’s leaders as fools, Trump now must prove that he can do better. This talk will reveal how the worldview of the 45th President of the United States was formed, what might result if it is applied in policy terms – and the potential consequences for the rest of the world. Their book, Donald Trump: The Making of a World View sketches out the worldview that they believe Trump brings to the Oval Office.

*Please note: we will be selling copies of the book on the day, and it is also available to order from Amazon now https://www.amazon.co.uk/Donald-Trump-Making-World-View-ebook/dp/B01NH9Y1V6/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

**Professor Brendan Simms is the President of The Henry Jackson Society but has written the book and will be speaking in a personal capacity only.

Professor Brendan Simms is a Professor of the History of European International Relations at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of Unfinest Hour (shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize), Three Victories and a Defeat, and Europe: The Struggle for Supremacy, all published by Allen Lane.

Dr Charlie Laderman is a Lecturer in International History at the War Studies Department, King’s College London and currently a Harrington Faculty Fellow at the Clements Center for National Security, University of Texas, Austin. He is the author of Sharing the Burden: Armenia, Humanitarian Intervention and the Search for an Anglo-American Alliance, forthcoming with Oxford University Press.


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