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Adjusting to Reality? Trump’s Stance on Europe and Russia

March 21 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Vita Nova Hall
1030 Columbia Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
EU Center
x78103


Ambassador Derek Shearer is Chevalier Professor of Diplomacy and World Affairs at Occidental College in Los Angeles. He handles the college’s international relations, directing the expansion of its international affairs programs, and serves as Director of the McKinnon Center for Global Affairs. Derek Shearer served in the Clinton administration as an economics official in the Commerce Department, and then as Ambassador to Finland (1994-97). Among his many accomplishments were the creation of the administration’s coordinated strategy to the Nordic-Baltic region and the hosting of the Clinton-Yeltsin summit in Helsinki. Ambassador Shearer’s articles on foreign affairs and public policy have appeared in the New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, the Wall Street Journal, and many weekly and monthly publications. He has authored numerous scholarly and policy articles in books and journals.Ambassador Shearer will consider how much Trump has had to adapt to reality in relations with Europe and Russia. Likewise, he will discuss how Europe and Russia are coming to terms with the Trump Presidency.


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