Institut d'etudes Européennes
De l'Université libre de Bruxelles

Seminar "Foreign Policy and Trade under Trump's Presidency: What's Next for the Transatlantic Relations?"

Avenue F.D. Roosevelt, 39 - 1050 Brussels

1050 Brussels

On 23 February, Tereza Novotna from the Institute for European Studies - ULB together with the London School of Economics will organise a seminar on

"Foreign Policy and Trade under Trump's Presidency: What's Next for the Transatlantic Relations?"

at the IEE (Spaak room, 39 avenue F.D. Roosevelt) at 5 P.M. (registration from 4:30 P.M.)


"In his first month as US President, Donald Trump launched various controversial policies such as a travel ban on citizens from seven majority-Muslim countries, efforts to start building a wall with Mexico and withdrawing the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Although President Trump has in fact been delivering on his campaign promises, his actions have faced widespread criticisms and protests across the US, Europe and the world from politicians and publics alike. What actions can we therefore expect from the new US administration vis-à-vis Europe? Will President Trump continue to support NATO? Will the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) suffer the same fate as TPP? What’s next for the EU-US relations and for transatlantic relations more broadly? What role can EU institutions and their top representatives play in this new transatlantic context? 


Drawing on the conclusions of the Dahrendorf Forum-LSE IDEAS Special Report New Challenges, New Voices, the panelists will discuss the issues that will shape transatlantic ties under Trump's Presidency and will reflect on what the future holds for foreign policy and trade in this new transatlantic era."

Provisional programme :


  •     Dr Tim Oliver, LSE IDEAS Dahrendorf Fellow
  •     Dr Tereza Novotna, FNRS Post-doctoral Researcher, IEE-ULB and Senior Associate Research Fellow, EUROPEUM 
  •     Mr Geoffrey Harris, formerly at the European Parliament's Liaison Office in Washington, DC
  •     Mr Richard Tibbels, Head of the US and Canada Division, European External Action Service
  •     Ms Sandrine Dixson-Decleve, Democrats Abroad Belgium
  •     Prof. Mario Telo, IEE-ULB (chair) - TBC


Debate followed by light refreshments


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Read also Tereza Novotna's "Focus" piece on the same topic




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