Seminar on the new US administration under Donald Trump at the Egyptian Cultural Forum
As part of interest by the new US administration under Donald Trump, the Egyptian Cultural Forum at its headquarters in Garden City ,organized a seminar on 26 February 2017 under the title of “The Trump Administration and the Future of American Foreign Policy”. The seminar was moderated by Ambassador Ahmed Al Ghamrawi, Director of the Egyptian Cultural Forum and member of the Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs. It hosted Mr. Atef Ghamry -Member of ECFA.
The speaker began by explaining how a person from outside the dominant and influential mainstream political institutions – came to the White House. Ghamry explaining the beginnings of the populist insurgency he had observed during his work in the United States in the 1990s. The populist insurgency announced in 2016 that it will choose a president whose name is “Outsider, which means that, outside the political elite.”
Ghamry spoke about Trump’s clash with the elite bloc of interlocutors, represented by intertwined policy experts from research and knowledge centers, the Central Intelligence Agency and the judiciary.
Ghamry stresses that high on the priorities of President Trump are what he announced under the slogan of his campaign, “America first”, as well as the war on terrorism, although these are just titles until the declaration of his foreign policy principles or “Doctrine”.