AAUW Spring Forum: Guns vs Butter, One Year into the Trump Presidency
Name: AAUW Spring Forum: Guns vs Butter, One Year into the Trump Presidency
Date: March 22, 2018 - April 26, 2018
GUNS VS BUTTER: ONE YEAR INTO THE TRUMP PRESIDENCY begins on Thursday, March 22 presented by David McCuan, PhD. University of California Riverside (2002). The title phrase implies a choice to be made: Domestic spending or Military spending, or both. Every administration must make these choices in order to set objectives and goals to be accomplished during the term. This course introduces a “three presidencies” concept (Domestic Affairs, Foreign Policy, and National Security), utilizing the topics of elections and domestic politics, and linking terrorism, political violence and the laws and conventions governing these issues. The intent is to join actions of the Trump Administration (domestic politics) with a discussion of broader changes in conflict, concentrating on terrorism (security changes). We also examine the many distinct ways and methods
that have come to be characterized as “terrorism” and “political violence.”
David joined SSU in 2003, with teaching responsibilities in international & national politics, American campaigns and elections, mass political behavior, international security and terrorism, as well as state and
local politics. He holds a position as a joint faculty member with U.C. Davis where he teaches on public policymaking, and is frequently called upon by the media for his thoughts and assessment of current events.