On the morning of the 9th of November, when word was rapidly spreading that Donald Trump had been voted as the next U.S. President, The Department of Geography quickly organized an event entitled #LetsTalkAboutTrump. The event consisted of presentations from Geographers Adrian Kavanagh, Karen Till, and Claire McGing and promoted discussion among the audience of students and fellow members of staff. The event was posted streamed live on Facebook (see here and here) and live-tweeted via #LetsTalkAboutTrump. As well as giving insights into the dynamics of the election itself, the talks raised questions as to what this election means for the world in terms of, for example, the future of democracy, the role of race, and gender. In following from these talks, over the course of the coming two weeks, the Eye on the World Blog will post a number of pieces discussing the implications of Trump’s election victory. In picking up on the talks, the blog posts will aim to further emphasize geographical themes at different scales.
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#LetsTalkAboutTrump 4: DONALD TRUMP, UNEVEN DEVELOPMENT, AND EMBEDDED REVANCHISM By Philip Lawton