December 8, 2017
12:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office and the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS)
Holeman Lounge, National Press Club
529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045
How has American Empire changed in the transition from Obama to Trump? And is Trump a passing phenomenon or is he a harbinger of a more permanent shift in global politics? The "American Empire: From Obama to Trump" conference brought together internationally known analysts and activists to discuss core strategic questions of importance to the international community. Engaging differing visions of America’s role in the world under Trump, the conference addressed issues of global power relations, resurgent nationalism, right-wing populism, and climate change.
CEPR Co-Director Mark Weisbrot took part in a panel titled "American Empire: Differing Visions of America's Role in the World." He was joined by Maude Barlow, Chairperson, Council of Canadians and Food & Water Watch; Walden Bello, Former Member of Congress, Philippines, and 2003 Right Livelihood Award recipient; and Medea Benjamin, Co-founder, CODEPINK and Global Exchange.