Trump Project

Trump Project

Mission Statement :-

The rise of Donald Trump to the White House in 2016 is symptomatic of dynamics that both predated his election and will outlast his presidency. This project aims at studying such dynamics: how they led to Trump’s election and what we could expect during and after his presidency. To do so the Trump Project brings together a number of international scholars with a diverse range of expertise in US politics and foreign policy. The goal is to create an international network which will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and analyses over topical issues in international affairs. Our aspiration is to have a significant impact outside of academia by reaching out to policymakers, news outlets, the business community, and the general public.

The project has its own website

List of Members and Links to Full Biographies

Robert K. Brigham is the Shirley Ecker Boskey Professor of History and International Relations at Vassar College. He is a specialist on the history of U.S. foreign policy and is author of ten books on the subject. Biography

David Fitzgerald  is a Lecturer in International Politics at University College Cork. His research interests include US foreign policy, the history of counterinsurgency warfare and cultural history – specifically the relationship between the US military and American society and culture. Biography

Clodagh Harrington is a Senior Lecturer in American Politics at De Montfort University, Leicester. Her interests include the Presidency, leadership legacy, domestic policy, food politics, reproductive rights.  Biography

Liam Kennedy is Director of the Clinton Institute for American Studies at University College Dublin. He has diverse research interests and teaching experiences, spanning the fields of American cultural and media studies, globalisation and Irish-US relations  .Biography

Eugenio Lilli is a Lecturer in American Studies at the Clinton Institute, University College Dublin. His key research interests include US foreign policy, the Middle East, democracy promotion, and international terrorism.  Biography

Scott Lucas  is Professor of American Studies in the Dept. of Political Sciences and International Studies at the University of Birmingham and editor of EA Worldview. His research covers US foreign policy, current international affairs — especially North Africa, the Middle East, and Iran — New Media, and Intelligence Services..  Biography 

Trevor McCrisken is Associate Professor in Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick.  His research interests are in United States foreign policy and US politics and culture.  He focuses in particular on the ideational bases for US foreign policy, the threat and use of force, counterterrorism and the use of drones, presidential rhetoric, and the representations of US politics and foreign policy in film and television.   Biography

Inderjeet Parmar is Professor in International Politics at City, University London. His research interests focus on the history, politics and sociology of Anglo-American foreign policy elites over the past 100 years, specifically embodied in organisations such as philanthropic foundations, think tanks, policy research institutes, university foreign affairs institutes, and state agencies.  Biography

Adam Quinn is a Senior Lecturer in International Politics at the University of Birmingham. His key interests include ideology; grand strategy; and domestic debates. Biography

David Ryan is the Head of the School of History at University College Cork. He has published extensively on contemporary history and US foreign policy concentrating on the US interventions in the post-Vietnam era, including Central America, Angola, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and the broader Middle East amongst other places.  Biography

Maria Ryan is an Assistant Professor of American History at University of Nottingham. Her research interests are broadly in the field of post-Cold War US foreign policy, in particular the development of neoconservatism; intellectuals and US foreign policy; humanitarian interventionism; the Bush administration and the ‘Global War on Terror’; as well as the history of the CIA.  Biography  

For further information about the Trump Project and to get involved please contact Dr. Eugenio Lilli at

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