UBC Course Cancelled: The Trump Impact: Change, challenges, responses

December 5, 2016

This UBC course is cancelled. 

GPP 591E 001 (Seminar)

Course Title: The Trump Impact: Change, challenges, responses
The election of Donald Trump represents a seismic shift in US policy and global affairs. This unique seminar class featuring sessions led by six top US thinkers including former U.S. Labour Secretary Robert Reich, will go to the heart of what Trumpism means for American society, Canada and the world.


Students will have the opportunity to work with economist, author and former United States Labour Secretary Robert Reich and five other high profile guests to develop a greater understanding of a Trump presidency for U.S. domestic and global affairs. Topics will include surveillance, race, gender, economic populism, and the rural-urban divide. Students will have a rare opportunity to work one-on-one with leading minds from many disciplines to deconstruct the potential outcomes of the incoming U.S. administration for American society.


This course is part of the Lind Initiative in U.S. Studies, hosted by the Liu Institute for Global Issues.

Credit: 3 credit graduate course (open to upper undergraduates as well)
Term: Winter Session Term 2
Class size: 20 seats
When: Thursdays, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm (January 5 to April 6, 2017)
Where: Liu Institute for Global Issues – Boardroom (3rd floor)

Who is teaching the course
: Taylor Owen, Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Global Affairs, Liu Institute for Global Issues and UBC Graduate School of Journalism and David Beers, Adjunct Professor at the UBC Graduate School of Journalism. With guest lectures by Professor Robert Reich and others.

Further information: Students may find more information on the Student Service Centre website.

Who can apply: This is a competitive entry graduate course for UBC students from any faculty from 4th-year undergraduates to PhD.

Materials for application: CV and a statement of interest (1 page max.) that outlines what you hope the course will contribute to your degree and what your presence will add to the course.

Send all application materials to Lindsay Marsh, Communications and Program Manager, Liu Institute for Global Issues at lindsay.marsh@ubc.ca


Application deadline: December 15th, 2016. Successful applicants will be notified by December 22nd, 2016.