President Donald Trump – what does it mean for Canada?

By Dale Johnson Posted: January 20, 2017 10:00 a.m.

Dr. Shadia Drury will be talking about Donald Trump as president at an Open Minds lecture on January 26.
Dr. Shadia Drury will be talking about Donald Trump as president at an Open Minds lecture on January 26. Photo courtesy of Shadia Drury

With the inauguration of Donald Trump as president of the United States, Dr. Shadia Drury, Professor Emerita, University of Regina will evaluate the Trump effect on American politics at a public lecture on Jan. 26.

Trump’s unconventional campaign style surprised pundits, politicians and pollsters. He enters office with an unusually low approval rating.

Drury will be discussing three issues. “First, how did someone as seemingly crazy as Donald Trump get elected? I think it has something to do with Fox News. Second, his election has ushered in a world of fake news. So, we now live in what is called a post-truth world. In the academic world we call it postmodernism. How can we live in this post-truth world? I will suggest that it is not as bad as people think. It might even help Americans grow up. Third, is there a connection between the post-truth world and foreign policy? I will suggest that there is.”

Why should people in Regina take notice of what President Trump does?

“Because we are curious and we live next door to the world's only super power. And maybe, we can learn from their mistakes,” she says.

The public is invited and there is no charge. This lecture is part of the Open Minds public discussion series, presented by the faculty of arts at the University of Regina.

Event:          Open Minds: American Politics in the Age of Donald Trump
Date:            Thursday, January 26, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
Location:      The Artesian, 2627 – 13th Ave., Regina