Society and Culture

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The Changing Role of Media

Speaker: Vivian M. Salama
Speaker: Margaret Talev
Presider: Kim Dozier

Experts discuss the changing role of the media within this administration and beyond and how the media should proceed to cover the Trump presidency. 

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Op-Ed

The Trump Doctrine Was Written By CNN

Author: Max Boot
ForeignPolicy.com

Far from decisive, Trump’s decision to fire cruise missiles against a single air base in Syria was reminiscent of the kind of low-risk cruise missile attacks that Republicans have mocked in the past for their symbolic, ineffectual nature. While it is a good thing Trump did act, it is hard to know what larger lessons about U.S. policy in the world or in Syria itself one can draw from this decision. The Trump doctrine appears to be: The United States reserves the right to use force whenever the president is upset by something he sees on TV.

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Islam in Europe

Speaker: Conrad Hackett
Speaker: Ed Husain
Speaker: Jocelyne Cesari
Presider: Nick Schifrin

Experts discuss the integration of Islam into greater European culture with the influx of refugees into the European Union, and the rise of far-right politics across the continent.

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Primary Sources

Executive Order: Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States

Author: Donald Trump

President Donald J. Trump signed Executive Order 13769 on January 27, 2017, and was added to the federal register as 82 FR 8977, 2/1/17. Through this document, citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen were banned from entering the United States for ninety days.

See more in United States; Middle East and North Africa; Immigration