The political rise of Donald Trump, and his ascendancy into the presidency, represents one of the most surprising and contentious events in American history. In this symposium, we will consider these dynamics from a number of distinct but related interdisciplinary perspectives, involving leading Washington University scholars from a variety of different departments, including history, political science, sociology, law, economics, and psychology.
Speakers will include:
Adrienne Davis, Vice Provost of the University, William M. Van Cleve Professor of Law
Alan Lambert, Associate Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences
Peter Kastor, Professor and Chair of Department of History, Professor of American Culture Studies
Steven Fazzari, Bert A. and Jeanette L Lynch Distinguished Professor of Economics, Chair of Department of Sociology, Associate Director of Weidenbaum Center
David Cunningham, Professor of Sociology
Betsy Sinclair, Associate Professor of Political Science
Co-sponsored by the Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy, the Department of History, the Department of Political Science, the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences, and the Department of Sociology.