Social Thought in the Age of Trump

Celebration of Distinction Awardee Dr. Richard Rubenstein, University Professor, School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution. Photo by: Ron Aira/Creative Services/George Mason UniversityRichard E. Rubenstein:

Social Thought in the Age of Trump: The Politics of Personality vs. System Transformation

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 (Lunch)

TIME: 11:30 am – Bar opens; 12:15 pm – Lunch served; 1 – 2 pm – Presentation and Q & A

EVENT TYPE: Speaker Luncheon

The advent of Donald Trump’s presidency represents one of the high-water marks of charismatic, personalist politics in U.S. history. Yet Trump’s victory can also be understood as the result of a structural crisis in American society.

How can we think creatively and constructively about the sources of the Trump phenomenon and the best means of solving our nation’s underlying systemic problems? Richard E. Rubenstein, well-known expert on conflict resolution at George Mason University, and author of the recently published Resolving Structural Conflicts: How violent systems can be transformed, will lead a spirited discussion of these fascinating and important questions.

Rubenstein will be joined by Diane Perlman, Ph.D., adjunct faculty member, S-CAR, at George Mason University.

The book will be available for purchase and signing.

PRICE: $25 members; $30 Non-members (includes lunch) $10 Lecture Only



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