Moderator and columnist “Trump’s World” at the T.M.C. Asser Institute

Date(s) - 27-jan 2017
13:00 - 18:30

T.M.C. Instituut

This event aims to discuss the options available to the Trump administration, and to evaluate the potential consequences of candidate Trump’s positions for the international order at large. It also aims to inform the perspectives of those (in Europe and beyond) that stand on the receiving end of the future foreign policy of the incoming Trump administration.

I am asked to moderate and speech for the event “Trump’s World – The Trump Administration and International Law” which is hosted by the T.M.C. Insitute in The Hague.

Draft programme

13.00 Welcome – Prof. Ernst Hirsch Ballin, President of the T.M.C. Asser Instituut
13.05 Opening Keynote – H.E. Mr Henne Schuwer, Ambassador of the Netherlands to the US

Moderator: Ms Tracy Metz, Director of The John Adams Institute 

13.30 Panel 1: War and Peace under a Trump Administration

  • Mr Hubert Smeets, NRC 
  • Prof. André Gerrits, Leiden University
  • Ms Liesbeth Lijnzaad, Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs 

14.30 Coffee break

14.45 Panel 2: The Paris Agreement under a Trump Administration

  • Mr Damien Meadows, European Commission
  • Mr Marcel Beukeboom, Climate Envoy, the Netherlands
  • Prof. Jonathan Verschuuren, Tilburg University
  • Prof. Ruth Oldenziel, Eindhoven University of Technology

16.00 Panel 3: The Trump Round: The Future of American Trade Policy

  • Dr Marija Bartl, University of Amsterdam
  • Prof. Frank Hoffmeister, European Commission, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • Dr James Mathis, University of Amsterdam

17.00 Closing Keynote – Prof. Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, Former Secretary-General of NATO, Chairman of the Advisory Council on International Affairs (AIV), Leiden University

17.30 Reception 


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