March 7, 2017

In early March, ICWA hosted a talk on ‘Europe’s Year of Elections: Is There a Trump Effect?’  Our expert speakers on Germany, France, and Holland were exceptionally well-informed about these three incredibly high stakes elections.  Here is a description provided by the JHU SAIS video of the event: “After an earthquake of an election in the US, Europe now faces three critical elections of its own – next week in the Netherlands; next month in France; and at the end of the summer in Germany. Just as anti-establishment fervor from Europe proved to be a harbinger for the American Presidential election, will there now be a ‘Trump effect’ in Europe, propelling populists into power? Or are other trends and priorities driving the European voter? Perhaps the early shaky start of the Trump Administration has cooled Europe’s ardor for disruptive politics?”

View that video here