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The nominees are confirmed but what do we really know about Donald John Trump and Hillary Rodham Clinton?
Republican Donald John Trump and Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton are in a virtual dead heat in the race to win the American presidency on November 8. In this edition of Global Frictions, the speakers will discuss the how the billionaire businessman, reality TV host, Donald Trump, and President Barack Obama's Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, arrived at this point, what they stand for, and what it means for the world.
The Key speakers for the event are Professor Joseph M. Siracusa (RMIT University), and Professor Ian Bickerton (University of New South Wales). Both have been scholars and observers of American politics for many years.
Global Frictions: A Seminar Series hosted by the Centre for Global Research
Professor Joseph M. Siracusa, RMIT University
Joseph M. Siracusa is Professor of Human Security and International Diplomacy and former Deputy Dean of Global and Language Studies (2009-2015) at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University and President of Australia's Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. Born and raised in Chicago and a long-time resident of Australia, he studied at the University of Denver and the University of Vienna and received his PhD from the University of Colorado (Boulder).
Professor Siracusa is internationally known for his writings and commentary on presidential politics, nuclear history, international diplomacy, and global security. He is also a veteran political affairs commentator in the Australian media, including ABC Radio and Television. He has worked as an account executive at Merrill Lynch, in Boston and New York; the University of Queensland (Brisbane); and for three years served as a visiting fellow in the Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance, Griffith University (Brisbane) where he specialized in issues related to nuclear non-proliferation and counter-terrorism.
Professor Ian Bickerton, Emeritus Professor, University of New South Wales
Ian J. Bickerton was born in Perth, Western Australia, and educated at the University of Adelaide in South Australia, where he gained his B.A. with Honors in History. He received his M.A. at Kansas State University before completing his Ph.D. at the Claremont Graduate School. He has been a member of the School of History at the University of New South Wales for the past thirty-five years where he has taught the history of the modern U.S.A., U.S. diplomatic history, and the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict. He has also taught at the University of California Santa Barbara, the University of Missouri at Kansas City, and he has lectured widely in the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe and Israel.
Bickerton has published extensively on the History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict and his latest two books have explored the futility of war and wars' unintended consequences. Both have been translated into Japanese and Korean.
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