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'America First, Multilateralism, and Human Rights

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Scrymgeour Building

Room 4.34 (Psychology Seminar Room)

University of Dundee

Dundee

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The workshop with support from ISSR is organised by Professor Kurt Mills (Politics and International Relations) and visiting Global Scholar Dr Rodger Payne. The workshop will feature short presentations by a number of invited scholars from across Scotland, followed by discussion.

The workshop includes refreshments and lunch and observers are welcomed to participate in the discussions.

US President Donald Trump has proposed an ‘America First’ strategy which challenges current efforts to support multilateral efforts to address common global challenges. It also appears to pose a challenge to current international human rights norms. This workshop will investigate a series of questions related to this strategy, including:

Does America First pose a challenge fundamentally different from that posed by previous anti-multilateral approaches? Are there lessons from these previous challenges that might be relevant today?

Does the Trump administration’s America First strategy pose a serious threat to vital institutions, the rule of law, and the status of longstanding human rights norms?

Can these agreements endure without US leadership or firm US commitment to their importance?

What are the dangers of America First for attempts to address climate change?

Is the US’ current position on multilateralism a challenge to the ‘special relationship’ between the UK and US?

What theoretical approaches best help us understand America First and its implications?


Itinerary to follow shortly. There are limited spaces so please register quickly.

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University of Dundee

Dundee

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