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The Nuclear Education of Donald Trump

6 April 2017 - 18:00 to 19:00

Chatham House, London


Dr Heather Williams, Lecturer in Defence Studies, King's College London

Dr Alexander Lanoszka, Lecturer in Comparative Politics, City University, London
Trevor McCrisken, Associate Professor, US Politics and International Studies, Warwick University

Chair: Dr Patricia Lewis, Research Director, International Security Department, Chatham House



Drawing on a recent report that analyses every public statement that Donald Trump has made about nuclear weapons since 1982, Dr Heather Williams will identify areas of continuity and change in Trump’s personal and political position on nuclear weapons.

Dr Williams and her fellow panellists will also forecast potential nuclear policies that may be implemented during the Trump administration and ask what does Donald Trump mean when he claims that he wants to ensure the US nuclear arsenal is “top of the pack?”