Symposium explores the rise of Donald Trump, March 9

“American Democracy and the Rise of Donald Trump” will be the focus as faculty experts in history, political science, sociology, law, economics and psychology gather for a public symposium from 1-4 p.m. Thursday, March 9, in Room 100 of Brown Hall on the Danforth Campus of Washington University in St. Louis.

“The political rise of Donald Trump, and his ascendancy into the presidency, represents one of the most surprising and contentious events in American history,” symposium organizers suggest. “We will consider these dynamics from a number of distinct but related interdisciplinary perspectives, involving leading Washington University scholars from a variety of different departments.”

Free and open to the public, the event is sponsored by the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement. Other campus co-sponsors include: the Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy; the Department of History; the Department of Political Science; the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences; and the Department of Sociology, all in Arts & Sciences. 

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