The Legacy of Trump and Trumpism: Challenges and Opportunities for Biden

Date: Thursday 29th April 2021
12:00 noon (EDT); 5:00 pm (BST)
: This event will take place virtually via Zoom.
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With now nearly 100 days into Joe Biden’s Presidency, this event will feature an expert panel discussion seeking to explore the major challenges, themes and opportunities for President Biden’s administration in post-Trump America.

Are we witnessing a turning point? Can Biden manage the current political and social climate in the US while in the midst of unprecedented circumstances? Join Professor Inderjeet Parmar, Professor of International Politics at the School of Arts and Social Sciences and our stellar panel of speakers who will be discussing these and other questions.

This will be followed by a live panel and Q&A where you are invited to pose your own questions to the speakers and share your views.


12:00 (EDT) Welcome by Professor Inderjeet Parmar, Professor of International Politics

12:05 Introduction of speakers 

12:45 Q&A 

13:20 Final remarks and event closure by Professor Inderjeet Parmar 

13:30 Event ends

Speaker Profiles

Professor Inderjeet Parmar read Sociology at the London School of Economics, and Political Sociology at the University of London. His doctorate, from the University of Manchester, was in the fields of political science and international relations. Prior to appointment at City, University of London in 2012, he taught at the University of Manchester (1991-2012), mainly in its Department of Government which, between 2006-09, he served as Head of Department.
Professor Jane Singer is research lead and Professor of Journalism Innovation in the Department of Journalism. A former print and online journalist, she has been studying journalists' responses to digital technologies since the mid-1990s. Singer is especially interested in the impact of digital media on journalists' roles, norms, practices and products. Her previous academic appointments have been at the University of Central Lancashire (UK), the University of Iowa (USA) and Colorado State University (USA). Prior to earning her PhD in journalism at the University of Missouri (USA), she served as the founding news manager of the first national online service in America. She also has experience as a print newspaper reporter and editor.

Ksenija Pavlovic Mcateer is a White House Correspondent and political scientist, the Editor-in-Chief of The Pavlovic Today, an independent American news media that regularly covers and provides analysis on all major news events, press briefings, presidential press conferences, and visits by heads of states. She is the author of “ GOOD MORNING DC, The Pavlovic Today's daily morning briefing into power center Washington DC.

Pavlovic’s work has been featured in UK’s Independent and the Spectator Magazine, The Yale Herald, and she reported from the Balkans, London, and Madrid, serving as a Special Foreign Correspondent for the leading national outlets in Serbia.

Stephen Semler is co-founder of the Security Policy Reform Institute (SPRI), a grassroots-funded think tank with a mission to align US foreign policy with working-class interests. He has worked in the government relations sector in Washington, D.C., and in the international humanitarian response to the Syria conflict.


Kimberley Stedman (BSc Banking and International Finance 2006) is the Treasurer for the US chapter of City’s Alumni association 501c3 “Friends of City”. She has lived in the US since graduating from City, University of London in 2006, starting in Chicago where she worked in Corporate Banking for 14 years. She currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area where she leads Visa’s B2B Fintech Vertical strategy. Outside of her career in Finance, Kimberley founded an events company in Chicago which produced road races of varying distances. Her final event was a 3,000 person half marathon before she sold the company to move to San Francisco. She is an avid hiker and spends as much time outdoors with her two dogs as possible.

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