A panel titled “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: American Politics in the Era of Donald Trump” was organized by the Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Cyprus Policy Center and the Faculty of Business and Economics, Department of Political Science and International Relations. The panel took place on the 17th of May 2017 at the Old Senate room of the International Relations Department in EMU. Following the opening speech of Prof. Dr. Ahmet Sözen, Prof. Dr. L. Marvin Overby has given a seminer that addressed the politics of the US President Donald Trump which would affect Cyprus and its region.
Marvin Overby is professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Missouri. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma, while serving as a fellow in the Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center. Before joining the faculty at Missouri in 2002, he held appointments at Loyola University Chicago and the University of Mississippi, as well as visiting appointments as a Fulbright distinguished chair at the University of Szeged in Hungary and at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies. His research interests include legislative careers (in the U. S. Congress and elsewhere), legislative rules and procedures (such as the discharge petition in the U. S. House of Representative, the filibuster in the Senate, and free votes in various parliamentary settings), minority politics, and Southern politics. His research articles have appeared in such leading disciplinary journals as the American Political Science Review, the American journal of Political Science, the journal of Politics, and Legislative Studies Quarterly.
Overby’s seminar suggested some consequences which would likely come to pass in the near feature. The republicans would continue to stick with their leader to further their interests on taxes, military and other policies. However this support would prove to be shortlived once the public support starts to decline. However this support would prove to be shortlived once the public support starts to decline. Another question which seems to work against Trump was the foresight in him which fails to sustain a good name to pessimistic views from the people. In conclusion the presentation was very good and insightful but also it gave room for people not to underestimate overreaction which is common through the media. In a nutshell the final remarks pictured Trump as not being goal oriented but rather wanting to come on top of the situations all the time.