Lunch Discussion: Obama’s Legacy After the 2016 U.S. Elections
While U.S. politics becomes increasingly unpredictable, the 2016 U.S. elections will largely define Barack Obama's record both in domestic and foreign policy. Indeed, his successor will inherit a series of crises and policy challenges, and will have to decide whether to follow the orientations and choices of the previous administration or to redesign the US engagement in the world. To what extent should U.S. partners expect continuity with the election of Hillary Clinton? On the contrary, would Donald Trump, following his campaign promises, fundamentally change the course of U.S. domestic and foreign policy? How will the new administration impact the sustainability of Obama's commitments? What is to be expected from the evolution of the political landscape and the relations with the Congress, in both scenarios?
Two months before the elections, please join us for a GMF event with Caitlin Huey-Burns to discuss how the 2016 U.S. elections will affect Obama's legacy.
Caitlin Huey-Burns is a national political reporter for RealClearPolitics, where she covers Capitol Hill and the 2016 presidential elections. She has been reporting on federal budget, debt and deficit issues, immigration reform, gun legislation, and the tenuous relationship between Congress and the White House. She joined RCP in the summer of 2011, and covered the 2012 presidential race and congressional contests. Previously, she reported for the Politics and Policy channel of U.S. News and World Report. Caitlin has also written about politics for Glamour Magazine and Women's Health, and appears on FOX News, FOX Business, MSNBC, CBS, and C-SPAN. While pursuing her masters degree at Georgetown, she interned at National Public Radio. Caitlin graduated with honors from John Carroll University (in Cleveland, Ohio) with a degree in political science and English.
This event is on-the-record.
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