The Trump Impact: Change, Challenges, Responses

Lind Initiative 2017

The Trump Impact: Change, Challenges, Responses

The focus for the Lind Initiative in U.S. Studies series in Winter Term 2 at UBC Vancouver is The Trump Impact: Change, challenges, responses. The series will run from January to April, 2017.

The election of Donald Trump represents a seismic shift in U.S. policy and global affairs. Our current Lind Initiative series is led by professor, author, and former United States Labor Secretary Robert Reich to explore what the Trump presidency means for the U.S., Canada and the world.

Professor Robert Reich served in the administrations of Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter and was Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 1997. He is currently Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley.

The Lind Initiative in U.S. Studies is hosted by the Liu Institute for Global Issues at the University of British Columbia. The Liu Institute is an interdisciplinary research hub for emerging global issues.

Lind Spring 2017 Speakers

Robert Reich

Robert Reich

Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at UC at Berkeley and Senior Fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies

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Dawna Friesen

Dawna Friesen

Anchor and Executive Editor of Global National

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Lind Spring 2017 Events

Guest Lecture
Professor Robert Reich UBC Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs program

March 1st, 2017
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Professor Robert Reich will deliver a guest lecture for UBC MPPGA students on the topic of “Evidence-based decision-making in the post-truth era.”

Please Note: This class is only open to students enrolled in GPP 505.

A Conversation
Professor Robert Reich

March 1st, 2017
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Venue: Allard Hall, Franklin Lew Forum, 1822 East Mall, UBC

The Centre for Business Law and the Liu Institute for Global Issues are very pleased to be welcoming Robert Reich to the Allard School of Law for a public talk on March 1st.

All are welcome. No registration is required but we recommend that attendees arrive 20+ minutes early to secure a seat.

UBC Student Roundtable
The Trump Effect: The Economy, with Professor Robert Reich

March 1st, 2017
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Venue: Liu Institute for Global Issues, Multipurpose Room, 6476 NW Marine Dr.

As the Lind Initiative in U.S. Studies 2017 speaker series focuses on the impacts of the Trump presidency, we are hosting a conversation with former U.S. Secretary of Labor, UC Berkeley professor, author and public intellectual Robert Reich. This student event takes place before Reich’s evening public lecture and is an opportunity for students to speak to and ask questions of Professor Reich.

The conversation will focus on trade policy, the U.S. labour market and the automation of the economy.

UBC students from related disciplines are encouraged to attend. This discussion will be contingent upon questions from attendees, so students are asked to research and prepare questions in advance.

The Rise of the Anti-Establishment:
Where do we go from here? with Professor Robert Reich

March 1st, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Robert Reich, Former U.S. Secretary of Labor, Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, in conversation with Dawna Friesen, anchor and Executive Editor of Global National.

Venue: Old Auditorium, 6344 Memorial Road V6T 1Z2, UBC. Please find a map here.

Leading the Lind Initiative in U.S. Studies Term 2 series is Professor Robert Reich, whose public keynote talk will center on the relation between economics and politics, and, in particular, the rise of the anti-establishment. Join us for an engaging talk and Q&A led by Dawna Friesen, anchor and Executive Editor of Global National, the flagship national newscast for Global News.

Reich’s thesis, which tracks his most recent book, Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few, is that stagnant wages and increasing economic insecurity, coupled with evidence that the political economic system was corrupted by big money, has led to a huge anti-establishment wave. In the U.S., it was responsible in 2016 for both Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump; in Europe, for Brexit and the rise of more extremist politics. Racism and xenophobia have played their part as well, but Reich argues that we have had racism and xenophobia for centuries; they’ve been triggered by economic fear and a sense of fundamental unfairness.

The UBC Bookstore will be selling copies of Professor Reich’s books before his talk in the lobby, so do come early. Bookstore staff can take cash or credit. His most recent book Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few, along with other titles such as Aftershock: The Next Economy and America’s Future and Beyond Outrage: What has gone wrong with our economy and our democracy, and how to fix it will be available.

Please note that we will be broadcasting the event using Facebook Live from our Liu Institute for Global Issues Facebook page and live tweeting from @LiuInstituteUBCusing the hashtag #Lind17.

Note: Please watch a video recording of the event on the Liu Institute for Global Issues YouTube channel.

Government versus the Free Market
Professor Robert Reich

March 2nd, 2017

UBC’s Vancouver School of Economics students, alumni, faculty and staff are invited to a special presentation by Professor Robert Reich, Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at UC Berkeley and Senior Fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies.

This talk will be broadcast using Facebook Live on the VSE Facebook page.

We will also be live tweeting using the hashtag #Lind17.

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