23 February 2017

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

Location Institute for European Studies, ULB (Spaak Room), 39 avenue F.D. Roosevelt, 1050 Brussels
Beginning 16:30  Ending 19:00

5:00 – 7:00 pm (registration from 4:30 pm)

Drawing on the conclusions of the Dahrendorf Forum-LSE IDEAS Special Report New Challenges, New Voices, panellists 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.

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?


Tim Oliver, LSE IDEAS Dahrendorf Fellow

Tereza Novotna, FNRS Post-doctoral Researcher, IEE-ULB and Senior Associate Research Fellow, EUROPEUM

Geoffrey Harris, formerly at the European Parliament’s Liaison Office in Washington, DC

Richard Tibbels, Head of the US and Canada Division, European External Action Service

Sandrine Dixson-Decleve, Democrats Abroad Belgium


Mario Telo, IEE-ULB – TBC

Transatlantic Relations Under Donald Trump

A detailed programme and registration are available here.

Hosted by: EUROPEUM Brussels Office, the Institute for European Studies of ULB and The Dahrendorf Forum @ London School of Economics


The debate will be followed by light refreshments.