Anxious Democracy: The First Hundred Days of the Trump Presidency


Friday, April 21, 2017

9:00am - 3:30pm

Blanche DuBois Room (D37), Hearst Field Annex, UC Berkeley

This conference focuses on the first hundred days of the presidency of Donald Trump from perspectives including legal, historical, sociological, and policy analysis. Our aim is to begin academic conversations and develop analyses of how the Trump administration and the movement and ideology it represents relate to social, economic and political transformations in the United States and around the world. Scholars from UC Berkeley and other Bay Area academic institutions will speak on implications and effects of the administration's foreign and domestic policies, as well as the legal questions surrounding its agenda.


Symposium Agenda

9:00-9:15 - Welcome and Introductory Remarks

Lawrence Rosenthal, Berkeley Center for Right-Wing Studies

9:15-10:45 - Panel 1: Constitutional Rights

First Amendment - Lowell Bergman, Graduate School of Journalism, UC Berkeley

Conflict of Interest/Voter Rights - Bertrall Ross, Berkeley Law

Criminal Justice - Jonathan Simon, Berkeley Law

10:45-11:00 - Coffee Break

11:00-12:30 Panel 2: Health and Public Welfare

Health Care - Ben Handel, Economics, UC Berkeley

Women’s Rights - Melissa Murray, Berkeley Law

Science & Climate - Fred Block, Sociology, UC Davis

Education - Janelle Scott, Graduate School of Education, UC Berkeley

12:30-2:00 - Lunch Break (on your own)

2:00-3:30 - Panel 3: Global Engagement and the Trump Presidency

Immigration - Alberto Garcia, History, UC Berkeley

Foreign Policy - Daniel Sargent, History, UC Berkeley

Trade, Taxes and Inequality - Paul Pierson, Political Science, UC Berkeley

Trump Presidency - Terri Bimes, Political Science, UC Berkeley


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Sponsored by the Berkeley Center for Right-Wing Studies

Co-sponsored by the Institute of Governmental Studies, the Townsend Center for the Humanities, the History Department, the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, and the Graduate School of Journalism.