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Talking Trump: Faculty Experts Join Panels Focused on the President’s First 100 Days

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Faculty experts on politics and foreign and domestic policy will participate in two talks this week that focus on the first 100 days of the Trump administration.

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, May 1, in the Conference Center Community Room of the Fullerton Public Library, 353 W. Commonwealth Ave.

“President Trump: The First 100 Days Perspectives and Predictions” features a roundtable and discussion with Alyssa Samek, assistant professor of human communication studies; Alexei Shevchenko, associate professor of politics, administration and justice; Scott Spitzer, and Matthew Jarvis, associate professors of political science; Stephen Stambough, professor of political science; and David Traven, assistant professor of political science.   

2 p.m. Thursday, May 4, in the Alvarado Room of the Titan Student Union

Three political experts will debate the effects of the current administration on policy, in a panel discussion sponsored by the campus Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society. On the panel are: Robert Robinson, assistant professor of political science; Shevchenko; and Traven.

“We are hosting this as a bi-partisan event and we hope there will be civilized discussion about President Trump’s policies within his first 100 days, otherwise known as the ‘honeymoon period,’” said Angela Bandy, the Pi Sigma Alpha president who will serve as the talk’s unofficial moderator.

“Due to the fact that the honeymoon period ended on the 29th of April, this is a great opportunity to discuss what will come in the near future,” Bandy said. “The professors that we invited to speak are very experienced in the fields of domestic and international policy, so they will be able to help us paint a better picture of what we can expect.”

Shevchenko specializes in American, Russian and Chinese foreign policy; his research has been published in International Organization and International Security.

Traven’s research and teaching centers on international law, international security and the laws of armed conflict.

Robinson researches judicial politics, legal policy, American political development, cultural theory, law and expert testimony.