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America in Transition: Barack Obama's legacy and Donald Trump's Prospects

Professor Iwan Morgan, University College London

Date/Time: 31st January 2017

Following his inauguration, this lecture looked to the 45th President of the United States. It offered an early evaluation of how history may judge President Obama’s leadership in an age of extreme polarisation, consider the 2016 presidential election in terms of its meaning for Obama’s legacy and President Trump’s prospects, and assessed whether Trump can deal with the challenges of presidential leadership.