100 Days of Trump: Implications for the United States, world affairs and the future of democracy


Panel discussion with guest speakers

Start Date

16th May 2017 6:00pm

End Date

16th May 2017 7:30pm


Stanley Burbury Theatre, University Centre, Sandy Bay campus

RSVP / Contact Information

Enquiries: UTAS.Events@utas.edu.au; T: 6226 2521

Join our panel of experts for a discussion on the Trump Presidency to date and the implications for the US, Australia and globally.

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The world was stunned when Donald Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States in November 2016. Trump is one of the most unexpected and unconventional Presidents in recent US history and the opening days of his administration have been marked by unprecedented controversy and uncertainty. Join our panel of experts as they discuss the first 100 days of the Trump Administration and its likely impact on US politics, the economy and foreign policy as well as the broader issues of democracy and women in leadership.


  • Natasha Stott Despoja AM, former Australian Ambassador for Women and Girls, former leader of the Australian Democrats, Chair of Our Watch
  • Brendon O’Connor, Associate Professor in American Politics at the US Studies Centre, University of Sydney
  • Saul Eslake, Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow, Institute for the Study of Social Change, University of Tasmania and respected economist
  • Matt Killingsworth, Head of Politics and International Relations, University of Tasmania
  • Chaired by Richard Eccleston, Director, Institute for the Study of Social Change

Refreshments from 5:30pm.