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Loyola University New Orleans Presents Trump Presidency: The Age of Anxiety?

Loyola press release - January 10, 2017

Both supporters and detractors of the new presidency agree that the 2016 Presidential election involved unprecedented factors and generated high levels of angst among all Americans and around the globe. In recognition of this trend, Loyola University New Orleans presents “Trump Presidency: The Age of Anxiety?” a panel discussion of experts to rethink the American politics and to shed light on the future of political, social, and environmental developments in the U.S. and the world.

The panel discussion will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 in Nunemaker Auditorium, Monroe Hall, 3rd Floor, at Loyola, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, 70118. This free event is open to the public and sponsored by the Department of History.

The event discusses some of the major issues that came for front through this lengthy, expensive, and unconventional election cycle culminating in President-elect Donald Trump’s victory, said Patrick G. O’Keefe Distinguished Professor of History Behrooz Moazami. The speakers will address “how” these issues could play out in future. The panelists will touch on issues such as the meaning of “one person, one vote” for America, the role of gender and race in the coming years, proposals regarding immigration, and U.S. environmental and foreign policies.

“This is a scholarly and intellectual deliberation on some of the most important questions of our time, and not a partisan debate,” Moazami said.

“The university is a place of questioning, examining, and thinking,” said Moazami. “As a Jesuit institution and as a liberal arts university, we are proud to think critically and to act justly. By opening a dialogue at the end of one era and the beginning of a new one, we do what we can do best at the university level to participate in this transition.”

The speakers and topics include:

  • Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science Dr. Philip Dynia : Elections, Democracy and the Presidency
  • Director of the Women’s Resource Center Dr. Patricia Boyett: Feminism as a Civil Rights Movement
  • Assistant Professor Dr. Ashley Howard: Black Lives Matter and Beyond
  • Director of the Jesuit Social Research Institute Fr. Fred Kammer, S. J., J.D.: Making a Difference on Immigration
  • Professor and Rev. John H. Mullahy, S.J. Endowed Chair in Environmental Biology Dr. Paul W. Barnes: Science and the Environment in the Age of Denial
  • Assistant Professor Dr. Young Soo Kim: Make America Great (but Isolated) Again?

Moazami, who teaches in the history department and leads Loyola’s acclaimed Middle East Peace Studies program, will facilitate the discussion.