For four years, American politics have been in turmoil. Protests, scandals, a constant media frenzy,
an impulsive president who is breaking norms, reshaping domestic and international policies and
dominating the headlines—it’s exhausting. And it’s a pivotal moment. This presidential election
poses profound questions for American voters. What kind of country are we? What does it mean
to be an American in the Age of Trump? How is our democracy functioning in such a polarized
time? Since this seminar will take place after the Democratic convention and before the Republican
convention, our focus will be on current events. But we will also try to put the turmoil of our times
into the context of our history, and explore how Donald Trump’s version of American populism—
which is the dominant political fact of our time—both connects with and contradicts some of the
oldest strains in our history.
Terry Moran ’82 is Senior National Correspondent at ABC News. Based in Washington, D.C.,
Moran covers national politics and policy, reporting from the White House, Congress, the Supreme Court
and the campaign trail for all ABC News programs. Previously, Moran served as ABC’s Chief Foreign
Correspondent, based in London, as co-anchor of the ABC News show Nightline from 2005–2013
and as Chief White House Correspondent from 1999–2005.
NOTE: THIS SEMINAR IS FULL FOR RESIDENTS AND COMMUTERS! AUDITORS (commuters with no meals) ARE STILL WELCOME TO REGISTER!