In this public lecture and debate, we will consider the challenges posed by the Trump presidency. Does the Trump administration differ from previous administrations? How? How novel are this administration’s immigration policies compared to those of the Obama and Bush administrations? Is the new ‘Muslim Ban’ legal? How does Trump intend to ‘counter’ terrorism? What do his views on torture, on Guantanamo and on secret detention tell us about his attitude to enemies, to power, to constitutional and international law?
Besides providing analysis of the legality and implications of Trump’s more controversial policies, we want to pose to you some questions: Is Trump the post-truth President? Can the Constitution constrain Trump? Is Trump a threat to hard won liberties?