20th Annual Travers Conference on Ethics and Accountability in Government: Changing Washington? Prospects for Republican Rule under Donald Trump
Conference/Symposium | April 21 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room
The 2017 Travers Conference will bring together journalists, academics, politicians, and public policy experts from around the world to assess how the election of Donald Trump and the arrival of unified Republican control of the federal government will reshape policy and politics in America. The first panel will examine how the new administration is relating to key countries and regions in the world. The panelists include experts on East Asia, Mexico, and Eastern Europe, as well as former Senator Alan K. Simpson (R-WY). The second panel will consider efforts by Congress and the Trump Administration to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. It will be composed of a diverse group of experts in healthcare policy and the public opinion and politics surrounding it. The final panel will consider the role of new and old media in the Trump era. The panelists provide a mix of scholarly and practical expertise in the role of social media, new web-based media outlets, and traditional print media.