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Ground Truth Briefing Series: What Does the World Expect of President Donald Trump?

December 5, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump is promising to shift U.S. foreign policy priorities and to reshape America’s system of alliances. What does the world expect of President Trump? Our new series of ground truth briefings provides deep dives into the critical issues facing the new administration. Join us by PHONE, as veteran scholars and analysts from around the globe discuss  U.S. engagement with the world. Click on the event titles below to RSVP or listen to the podcast.

November 30:What Does Africa Expect of President-elect Donald Trump?

Monde Muyangwa, Africa Program Director, Wilson Center
Fatima Sadiqi, Senior Professor of Linguistics and Gender Studies, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Morocco and former Wilson Center Fellow
Terrence McNamee, Deputy Director, Brenthurst Foundation, South Africa

December 8: What Does Russia Expect of President-elect Donald Trump?

Matthew Rojansky, Kennan Institute Director, Wilson Center
Andrei Kozyrev, former Foreign Minister of Russia, Wilson Fellow
Maxim Trudolyubov, editor-at-large, Vedomosti Daily, Wilson Fellow
Victoria Zhuravleva, Director, American Studies Program, Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow

December 13: What Does India Expect of President-elect Donald Trump?

Michael Kugelman, Program Associate, Asia Program
Suhasina Haider, diplomatic and strategic affairs editor, The Hindu newspaper, Chennai
Dipankar Gupta, distinguished professor and director, Center for Public Affairs, Shiv Nadar University, New Delhi; former Wilson Center fellow
Kishan Rana, retired ambassador and senior diplomat, New Delhi; former Wilson Center public policy fellow

December 19: What Do Palestinians and Israelis Expect of President-elect Donald Trump?

Aaron David Miller, Vice President of New Initiatives, Wilson Center
Peter Baker, Jerusalem Bureau Chief, The New York Times and Wilson Fellow
Saeb Erekat, Secretary General of the Palestine Liberation Organization
David Horovitz, Founding Editor, The Times of Israel

January 5: What Does the World Expect of President-elect Donald Trump on Trade?

Shawn Donnan, World Trade Editor, Financial Times 
Shihoko Goto, Program Associate, Asia Program, Wilson Center
Meg Lundsager, Former U.S. Executive Director and Alternate Executive Director, International Monetary Fund, Public Policy Fellow, Wilson Center

January 10: What Does Mexico Expect of President-elect Donald Trump?

Duncan Wood, Mexico Institute Director, Wilson Center
Luis Rubio, Center of Research for Development, Mexico and Wilson Center Global Fellow
Luis de la Calle, Managing Director, De la Calle, Madrazo, & Mancera and former Undersecretary, Ministry of the Economy, Mexico
Juan Pardinas, General Director of the Mexican Institute for Competitivenes

January 17: What Does China Expect of President-elect Donald Trump?

Robert Daly, Kissinger Institute on China and the United States Director, Wilson Center 


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Mexico Institute

The Mexico Institute seeks to improve understanding, communication, and cooperation between Mexico and the United States by promoting original research, encouraging public discussion, and proposing policy options for enhancing the bilateral relationship. A binational Advisory Board, chaired by Luis Téllez and Earl Anthony Wayne, oversees the work of the Mexico Institute.   Read more

Africa Program

The Africa Program works to address the most critical issues facing Africa and US-Africa relations, build mutually beneficial US-Africa relations, and enhance knowledge and understanding about Africa in the United States. The Program achieves its mission through in-depth research and analyses, public discussion, working groups, and briefings that bring together policymakers, practitioners, and subject matter experts to analyze and offer practical options for tackling key challenges in Africa and in US-Africa relations.    Read more

Kennan Institute

The Kennan Institute is the premier US center for advanced research on Eurasia and the oldest and largest regional program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Kennan Institute is committed to improving American understanding of Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, the South Caucasus, and the surrounding region though research and exchange.  Read more

Kissinger Institute on China and the United States

The Kissinger Institute works to ensure that China policy serves American long-term interests and is founded in understanding of historical and cultural factors in bilateral relations and in accurate assessment of the aspirations of China’s government and people.  Read more

Middle East Program

The Wilson Center’s Middle East Program serves as a crucial resource for the policymaking community and beyond, providing analyses and research that helps inform US foreign policymaking, stimulates public debate, and expands knowledge about issues in the wider Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.  Read more

Indo-Pacific Program

The Indo-Pacific Program promotes policy debate and intellectual discussions on US interests in the Asia-Pacific as well as political, economic, security, and social issues relating to the world’s most populous and economically dynamic region.   Read more