100 days of Trump: Implications for the United States, world affairs and the future of democracy

This University of Tasmania event featured associate professor of American politics at the United States Studies Centre, Brendon O'Connor.



16 May 2017


University of Tasmania


Partnered event

The world was stunned when Donald Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States in November 2016. Trump is one of the most unexpected and unconventional presidents in recent US history and the opening days of his administration have been marked by unprecedented controversy and uncertainty. The University of Tasmania convened a panel of experts to discuss the first 100 days of the Trump Administration and its likely impact on US politics, the economy and foreign policy as well as the broader issues of democracy and women in leadership.


  • Natasha Stott Despoja AM, former Australian Ambassador for Women and Girls, former leader of the Australian Democrats, Chair of Our Watch
  • Brendon O’Connor, Associate Professor in American Politics at the US Studies Centre, University of Sydney
  • Saul Eslake, Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow, Institute for the Study of Social Change, University of Tasmania and independent economist
  • Matt Killingsworth, Head of Politics and International Relations, University of Tasmania

Chaired by Richard Eccleston, Director, Institute for the Study of Social Change, University of Tasmania.



  • Professor Brendon O'Connor
    Professor Brendon O'Connor
    Professor of US Politics and US Foreign Relations, United States Studies Centre (jointly appointed with the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Sydney)

    Brendon O'Connor is a Professor of US Politics and US Foreign Relations. He is jointly appointed between the United States Studies Centre and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (in the Discipline of Government and International Relations) at the University of Sydney. 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.