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Speaker(s): Professor Arne Westad
Chair: Professor Michael Cox

Recorded on 25 April 2017 at Old Theatre, Old Building

The election of Donald Trump as President signals a profound change in US foreign relations. Basic US approaches to the world in place since at least 1945 seem to be shifting, as are traditional concepts of friends and enemies.

In this lecture, Professor Arne Westad of Harvard University asks what the reactions to the Trump presidency are likely to be in eastern Asia and whether we are facing a fundamental power shift in the region. He will also discuss how the current situation compares with earlier cases of dramatic global change.

This event is part of the Rethinking the Cold War series with the University of Sheffield.

Arne Westad (@OAWestad) is ST Lee Professor of US-Asia Relations at Harvard University.

Michael Cox is Director of LSE IDEAS.

LSE IDEAS (@LSEIDEAS) is a foreign policy think-tank within LSE's Institute for Global Affairs.

The Department of International History (@lsehistory) is one of the top five university history departments in the UK.

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