Professor Mary L. Dudziak, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law and associated faculty in the History Department, recently contributed to a piece in Politico Magazine titled “9/11: What Would Trump Do?” The article features foreign policy and counterterrorism experts, historians, Trump biographers, and psychologists predicting how presidential candidate Donald Trump would respond to a national security crisis. View the full article here and check out an excerpt of Dr. Dudziak’s response below.
The Trump campaign has already generated international criticism for its hostility to Muslims and Mexican immigrants. His inflammatory calls for the use of torture would damage U.S. credibility on human rights. If history is any lesson, Trump would alienate American allies with these policies, undermining U.S. efforts to work together with other countries to combat transnational terrorism.
A new exhibition designed to explore the city of Atlanta’s rapid growth in the second half of the twentieth century is on view in the Robert W. Woodruff Library on the Emory campus through June. Titled “Changing Atlanta 1950-1999: The Challenges of a Growing Southern Metropolis,” the exhibit and corresponding events were co-curated by Erica Bruchko, W. Michael Camp, and Louis Fagnan (along with Kristin Morgan and Laura Starratt of the Rose Library). The exhibition highlights the rich collections pertinent to Atlanta’s urban history housed at the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library.
A panel discussion (free and open to the public) will take place on Tuesday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the Jones Room in the Woodruff Library. The discussion will include opening remarks by Joseph Crespino, Chair and Jimmy Carter Professor, and closing remarks by Edward Hatfield, a History Department alumnus and instructor at Kennesaw State University. Read more about the event here.
Joseph Crespino, Jimmy Carter Professor of American and Southern History, recently appeared on Georgia Public Broadcasting’s show Political Rewind. Crespino draws historical parallels and offers context for other lively U.S. presidential races throughout the twentieth century. Listen to the broadcast,”Donald Trump, George Wallace and the Ghost of Contested Conventions Past,” here.