What does a Donald Trump Presidency mean for the Middle East?
The LSE Middle East and North Africa Society and the Politics and Forum Society will be holding a stimulating talk with expert speakers on the implications of a Donald Trump Presidency for the Middle East. Room location TBA.
Dr. Ian Black:
Ian Black is a Visiting Senior Fellow at the LSE Middle East Centre. Ian is a former Middle East editor, diplomatic editor and European editor for the Guardian newspaper. In recent years he has reported and commented extensively on the Arab uprisings and their aftermath in Syria, Libya and Egypt, along with frequent visits to Iran, the Gulf and across the MENA region. He has an MA in history and social and political science from the University of Cambridge and a PhD in government from LSE. Ian has written for the Economist, the Washington Post and many other publications, and is a regular commentator on TV and radio on Middle Eastern and international affairs.
Michael Goldfarb is an author, journalist and broadcaster. He has written for The Guardian, The New York Times and The Washington Post but is best known for his work in public radio. Throughout the 1990′s, as NPR’s London Correspondent and then Bureau Chief, he covered conflicts and conflict resolution from Iraq and elsewhere. Goldfarb's first book 'Ahmad’s War, Ahmad’s Peace: Surviving Under Saddam, Dying in the New Iraq' was named a New York Times Notable Book of 2005.
Chair: Dr. Courtney Freer
Courtney Freer is a Research Officer at the LSE Kuwait Programme based in the Middle East Centre. Having received a BA from Princeton University in Near East Studies and an MA in Middle Eastern Studies from the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs, she recently completed her PhD in Politics at the University of Oxford. Courtney’s thesis is focused on revising rentier state theory by examining the socio-political role played by Muslim Brotherhood affiliates in the so-called “super-rentiers” of Kuwait, Qatar, and the UAE. Courtney previously worked as a Research Assistant at the Brookings Doha Center and as a researcher at the US-Saudi Arabian Business Council.