Race to the White House - Episode 2

  • Associate Professor Brendon O'Connor
    Associate Professor Brendon O'Connor
    Associate Professor in American Politics, United States Studies Centre and Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney
  • Tom Switzer
    Tom Switzer
    Presenter, ABC Radio National
  • Dr Gorana Grgic
    Dr Gorana Grgic
    Lecturer in US Politics and Foreign Policy, United States Studies Centre and the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney
 

22 September 2016

This week on the Race to the White House, Brendon O’Connor, Tom Switzer and Emma Lancaster are joined by Gorana Grgic to discuss the very real foreign policy disputes between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Is Trump a realist, conscious of the costs and limits of the use of force? Or is he more a hardline nationalist in foreign affairs? And is Clinton likely to distinguish her foreign policy from Barack Obama’s?

Also on the agenda: a preview of the first US presidential debate, Donald Trump Jr’s tweet that likened Syrian refugees to poisoned Skittles, and the debate over how to handle the recent terror incidents in the US.

 
  • Associate Professor Brendon O'Connor
    Associate Professor Brendon O'Connor
    Associate Professor in American Politics, United States Studies Centre and Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney

    Brendon O'Connor is jointly appointed between the US Studies Centre and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney as an Associate Professor in American Politics. He is the coordinator of the American Studies program at the University of Sydney and the Director of the Faculty Scholars Program. He is the editor of seven books on anti-Americanism and has also published articles and books on American welfare policy, presidential politics, US foreign policy and Australian-American relations.

  • Tom Switzer
    Tom Switzer
    Presenter, ABC Radio National

    Tom Switzer was a senior fellow at the United States Studies Centre until March 2017. He is a presenter on the ABC’s Radio National and a columnist at Fairfax publications.

  • Dr Gorana Grgic
    Dr Gorana Grgic
    Lecturer in US Politics and Foreign Policy, United States Studies Centre and the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney

    Dr Gorana Grgic is a jointly appointed Lecturer at the US Studies Centre and the Department of Government and International Relations. Her research interests include transatlantic relations, US alliances, conflict resolution and democratisation. She is the author of Ethnic Conflict in Asymmetric Federations (Routledge 2017). She has also worked in the media and intergovernmental sector.