As the dust settles: What does America’s new President mean for Europe?

In the aftermath of the election we asked: how was the election won? Who will be the new President’s most important advisors?


Jeremy Shapiro, Research Director, ECFR,

Leslie Vinjamuri, Senior Lecturer in International Relations, SOAS

Chaired by

Anthony Dworkin, Senior Policy Fellow, ECFR


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After 10 months of campaigning, the USfinally elected its new President on 8 November. This discussion focused on dissecting the results of the US presidential election and looked at what the world, and in particular Europe, can expect, and ask, from the new President. How was the election won? Who will be the new President’s most important advisors? And more importantly, what kind of First Lady / Gentleman will Melania or Bill be like?

Jeremy Shapiro (@JyShapiro) is research director at ECFR. He was a member of the U.S. State Department’s policy planning staff, where he advised the secretary of state on U.S. policy in North Africa and the Levant and served as the senior advisor to Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Philip Gordon. Jeremy is the author of ‘The everyday and the existential: how Clinton and Trump challenge transatlantic relations’ (October 2016).

Leslie Vinjamuri (@londonvinjamuri) is senior lecturer in international relations and director of the Centre on Conflict, Rights and Justice at SOAS. She is also an associate fellow with the US and Americas Programme at Chatham House. Previously, she worked in the Asia Bureau of USAID and the Foreign Affairs Division at Congressional Research Service.

Anthony Dworkin (@AnthonyDworkin) is a senior policy fellow at ECFR, where he leads the organisation’s work in the area of human rights, democracy, and justice. Before joining ECFR in 2008, Anthony was executive director of the Crimes of War Project. He is the author of ‘Europe’s new counter-terror wars’ (October 2016).

The event will be live-streamed on our Facebook page at 8.30am GMT.