Society for Contemporary Studies KOSMOS-POLIS, partner of MCH Network, organizes the international conference on “New American Leadership”, which will be held from July 3-4, 2017 with participation of the experts in international relations and USA politics.

Presidential elections in the USA arouse a very interesting and meaningful global policy debate.
At the beginning, international issues were not considered as strong points of Donald Trump’s election campaign. Now when he has become president of the USA, it is necessary to keep in mind that the execution of his foreign policy program may lead to a total transformation of the global system.
During the course, we analyze how the American political system works in order to a better understanding of what impact may produce the new presidency of Donald Trump on key political issues in Spain and in the world.

The school will be hosted by UCAM – Catholic University of Murcia (in the Campus of los Jerónimos– it is Hieronymites Monastery, National Historic-Artistic Monument since 1981).
Closing conference will be held in the Royal Casino of Murcia, one of the most beautiful and emblematic buildings of the city, and pronounced by Stanley George Payne (


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(Assembly Hall, UCAM)

9.30 H. Opening Ceremony:
Excma. Sra. Rectora de la Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia, Dra. Josefina García Lozano.

9.45 H. Constitutional characteristics of the U.S. foreign policy.
Rafael de Mendizábal Allende. Académico Numerario de la Real Academia de Jurisprudencia y Legislación. Magistrado Emérito del Tribunal Constitucional. Juez del Tribunal Europeo de Derechos Humanos.
10.30 H. Are the United States in a new Isolationism?
Pedro Francisco Ramos Josa. Doctor en Seguridad, experto en política estadounidense.

11.15-11.45 PAUSE/COFFEE

11.45-12.30 H. Spain and the United States, the history of the forced friendship.
Jesús Palacios, historiador y periodista
12.30-13.15 H. Imperiophobia and the Black Legend of the USA.
María Elvira Roca Barea, escritora.

15.30-17.00. Round table. The United States and Latin America.
Carlos Malamud. Investigador principal de América Latina del Real Instituto Elcano.
Secundino González Marrero, Director del Departamento de Ciencia Política y de la Administración, Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
Moderated by: Alesia Slizhava, Doctora en Ciencia Política.

EXCURSION to Caravaca de La Cruz which is considered to be one of the five holy cities in the world, and a key destination for pilgrims and travellers, especially during its 2017 Jubilee Year.

(Assembly Hall, UCAM)

10.00-12.00 H.- ROUND TABLE. Communication in Trump’s era.
Pedro Rodríguez. ABC, ex corresponsal en Washington.
Alfonso Bauluz. Agencia EFE
Moderated by: Yolanda Casado Rodríguez. Profesora Titular de Ciencia Política. Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

12.00-12.30 PAUSE/COFFEE

Unknowns of Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy.
Pedro Rodríguez, Profesor de Rel. Internacionales, Universidad Pontificia Comillas ICADE

18.30-20.00 H. in the Royal Casino of Murcia
Is the American Society fractured?
Stanley George Payne
Doctor en Historia por la Universidad de Columbia y profesor emérito de Historia en la Universidad de Wisconsin-Madison, miembro de la Academia Americana de Artes y Ciencias, académico correspondiente de la Real Academia Española de la Historia

20.00 Closing Ceremony.
José Francisco Ballesta Germán. Alcalde de Murcia.
Prof. Dr. Pablo S. Blesa Aledo. Vicerrector de Relaciones Internacionales y Comunicación UCAM.

Nocturnal excursion to Murcia

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