Wednesday, 1 February 2017
6.00 – 7.00pm
The Wellington Club, 5th Floor, 88 The Terrace, Wellington 6011
Following the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump, Fulbright scholar Dr Johansson will analyse the 2016 presidential election and its aftermath to examine the political context facing the new president.
What is President Obama’s legacy post-2016? How strong is President Trump’s authority to lead? How vulnerable to policy and political change is a United States led by him? How influential will Trump’s character be in determining the success of otherwise of his presidency? These and other questions will be addressed in a lecture that will locate the 2016 election result in terms of wider presidential history.
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Dr. Jon Johansson was Fulbright’s Visiting Scholar to Georgetown University, in Washington D.C., in 2009, during the first year of Obama’s presidency. In 2014 Jon published ‘US Leadership in Political Time and Space: Pathfinders, Patriots & Existential Heroes,’ a monograph exploring American-styled leadership by ‘citizen office-holders,’ from the revolutionary era through to today.
Jon is currently writing a new monograph about four Presidents: John Tyler, Andrew Johnson, Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon. These are the four presidents to serve in the House, Senate, as Vice President and President, and the book is entitled: ‘The Choice: Of Nature & Men’.