Thu, Nov 19 | Zoom: link to follow

Member's Virtual Coffee & Discussion Group

We continue our focus on the recent/continuing U.S. election, but with an eye towards what it means and how it is seen for the rest of the world! Suggested readings below!
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Member's Virtual Coffee & Discussion Group

Time & Location

Nov 19, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:15 PM
Zoom: link to follow

About The Event

We will continue our conversation on the implications of the US elections, with a shift towards what this means and how it is perceived by the rest of the world.  Some questions to consider: Which world leaders are congratulating Biden and why? What might a transition crisis mean for U.S. national security, and/ or soft-power abroad?  Will rejoining the Paris Accords be enough, or is it too late for US leadership on climate change?  What are Biden's chances for restoring/ reversing some of the Trump administration's more significant foreign policy decisions -- ie the Iran Nuclear Deal? 

Suggested readings:

“Biden and the World: What a U.S. Presidential Transition Means.” Council on Foreign Relations. https://www.cfr.org/article/biden-and-world-what-us-presidential-transition-means (November 12, 2020).

“Nations Long Targeted by US Chide Trump’s Claims of Fraud.” https://apnews.com/article/donald-trump-elections-voting-fraud-and-irregularities-colombia-united-states-349092605f61c161109c1efb8d0c9e64 (November 12, 2020).

“Trump and Trumpism.” 2020. The Economist. https://www.economist.com/united-states/2020/11/05/trump-and-trumpism (November 12, 2020).

“Trump Poised to Leave Legacy of Chaos with Last-Minute Foreign Policy Moves | Analysis | US News | The Guardian.” https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/nov/10/donald-trump-mark-esper-foreign-policy-joe-biden-iran (November 12, 2020).

“China Is Too Scared of Retaliation from Trump to Congratulate Biden.” https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/11/12/china-congratulate-biden-trump-retaliation/ (November 12, 2020).

Also, check out this podcast! 

“The Global View Of Election 2020.” https://www.wbur.org/onpoint/2020/11/10/the-global-view-of-election-biden-trump (November 12, 2020).

Remember, this virtual event is strictly B.Y.O.C. (bring your own coffee)! Looking forward to seeing you there. 

PS: here's a snippet of humour shared by member Bob Goettel!  13. Never in a million years could I have imagined I would go up to a bank teller wearing a mask & ask for money.

Registration is now FULL. Please join us next month!

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