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Columbus Day Lecture: "Trump, the Anti-European"

In Cooperation with the North American Studies Program of the University of Bonn and the Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb)

Prof. Dr. Claus Leggewie, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen

President Trump’s “America first!” creed has resulted in serious challenges to international alliances, not least to efforts to shape a global climate policy. In response to Trump’s ‘Jacksonian’ politics and to transatlanticist calls for loyalty with the U.S., Prof. Leggewie argues for an ‘enlightened eurocentrism.’

Claus Leggewie is Ludwig Börne Professor at the University of Gießen and editor of Blätter für deutsche und internationale Politik. Until recently he was director of the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut Essen) and a member of the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU). His latest book is Europa zuerst! Eine Unabhängigkeitserklärung (Ullstein, 2017).



Ort: Festsaal, University main building, Am Hof 1, 53113 Bonn


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