Lecture: American Kleptocracy: How Trump won the (Mid) West

Lecture: American Kleptocracy: How Trump won the (Mid) West

Prof. Tim Kuhner,  University of Auckland, New Zealand
American Kleptocracy: How Trump won the (Mid) West
 
April 12th, 4pm
 
The election of President Trump has been one of the most contentious events in recent times. In this multifaceted and accessible presentation, Professor Kuhner explains who voted for Trump, the electoral system and multiple forms of corruption that contributed to Trump's victory, the psychological dynamics behind populism and corruption, what plutocracy and kleptocracy mean and how they've taken over US politics (campaign finance, conflicts of interest, Super PACs, crony capitalism, etc.) and what legal reforms would restore the basic dynamics and values that most of us associate with democracy.
 
Professor Tim Kuhner
Professor Kuhner is a Fulbright Senior Scholar, an incoming associate professor of law at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and the author of Capitalism v. Democracy. Professor Kuhner moves to Auckland from his position of associate professor of law at Georgia State University, where his research focused on campaign finance, constitutional law, corruption, comparative political finance, comparative constitutional law, and democratic theory. Prior to joining Georgia State, Professor Kuhner served as associate professor of Anglo-American Law at la Universidad de Navarra in Pamplona, Spain, a visiting assistant professor at Duke University School of Law, and a visiting lecturer at the Catholic University of Portugal. He has clerked on the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and received his J.D. and LL.M., magna cum laude, from Duke University School of Law.
 
Seminar Convenor: Eddie Keane, ICEL, School of Law
 
 
ICEL Director: Professor Raymond J Friel, School of Law, University of Limerick
 
Venue: Millstream Common Room
Time: 4pm onwards
Services: Light snacks and refreshments will be served. Cost: Free
CPD Points: 1.5 points available on request