Anxious Democracy: The First Hundred Days of the Trump Presidency

Conference/Symposium | April 21 | 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | Hearst Field Annex, Blanche DuBois Room (D37)

 Bertrall Ross, Berkeley Law; Jonathan Simon, Berkeley Law; Ben Handel, Economics, UC Berkeley; Fred Block, Sociology, UC Davis; Janelle Scott, GSE, UC Berkeley; Alberto Garcia, History, UC Berkeley; Daniel Sargent, History, UC Berkeley; Paul Pierson, Political Science, UC Berkeley; Terri Bimes, Political Science, UC Berkeley; Lawrence Rosenthal, Chair and Lead Researcher, Berkeley Center for Right-Wing Studies, UC Berkeley

 Center for Right-Wing Studies, Institute of Governmental Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Department of History, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, Graduate School of Journalism

This symposium focuses on the first hundred days of the presidency of Donald Trump in order to begin academic conversations and develop analyses centered on the Trump administration and how it relates to politics and society in the United States and 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 it's agenda.

This event is free and open to the public.

Please register here:

Symposium Agenda

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

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

First Amendment (TBD)

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 (TBD)

Science & Climate - Fred Block, Sociology, UC Davis

Education - Janelle Scott, GSE, 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

3:30-4:00 - Concluding Discussion

Sponsored by the Berkeley Center for Right-Wing Studies

Co-sponsored by the Institute of Governmental Studies, the Townsend Center for the Humanities, and the History Department.

 All Audiences

 All Audiences


  Registration opens March 1. Register online by April 21, 510-642-0813