Public lectures and events

FLASHPOINT: Tweeting at Windmills: Trump, America and the New Middle East

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 3:00 PM

Like presidents before him, Donald Trump confronts a volatile Middle East and has made delivering Middle East "peace" a cornerstone of his foreign policy. Trump is, however, often at odds with the policies of the US State Department, the US military establishment and even his own appointees. He also seems to be conducting foreign policy by 280-character tweets. The goal of peace in the Middle East appears to be receding ever further into the distance.

However unconventional it looks, does Trumpian foreign policy have a logic and coherence? How different is it from that of his predecessors? Can it affect, in the American interest, the forces already reshaping the Middle East in profound ways?


Date(s):  Thu, Feb 1, 2018, 3–5 PM

Location: Room 1900, SFU Vancouver (Harbour Centre)

Admission: No registration required.  Tickets will be issued outside room 1900 from 2pm on the day of the event.

A suggested $10 contribution will be welcomed and collected at the door. Your contribution helps cover the costs of room rental, AV services, transportation, honorariums for speakers, etc.

Related topic(s): Liberal Arts


Dr. Craig Keating

Craig Keating teaches European, world and Middle Eastern history at Langara College, where he has been a department member since 1992. Outside the classroom, Craig is actively engaged in civic life. He has been a councillor in the City of North Vancouver since 1999 and is currently President of the BC NDP.



Phone: 778-782-5212

This event is co-sponsored by the SFU Seniors Lifelong Learners Society and the Liberal Arts and 55+ Program.