International Focus

The Trump effect on U.S. foreign policy

The Trump effect on U.S. foreign policy

No matter who wins, the 2016 American presidential election will be defined by its rejection of establishment candidates and the electorate’s embrace of insurgents, who openly waged war on their own parties, argues dr. Roberta Haar, an American national teaching at UCM, whose area of research includes investigating U.S. foreign policy.

Prof. Janssens lecture: The potential global consequences of the 2016 U.S. presidential election

Prof. Janssens lecture: The potential global consequences of the 2016 U.S. presidential election

On the day before the U.S. presidential election, there are still plenty of unknowns concerning the foreign policies of Democratic and Republican candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump — a fact that can be troubling for Europeans. This lack of clear foreign policy is one of many questions that Professor Ruud Janssens will raise during a lecture tonight, 7 November, the eve of Election Day.

Ex-Enron CFO Andrew Fastow calls for “tenth man” in the boardroom

Ex-Enron CFO Andrew Fastow calls for “tenth man” in the boardroom

The dissenting voice of the “tenth man” in the boardroom could potentially curb unethical behaviour in business, former Enron CFO Andrew Fastow said to a group of students, professors and businesspeople on 18 May during his lecture ”Rules versus Principles,” organised by RSM Nederland and in cooperation with the Maastricht University (UM) School of Business and Economics (SBE).

Silicon Valley: The new welfare state? A lecture by Evgeny Morozov

Silicon Valley: The new welfare state? A lecture by Evgeny Morozov

Today, technology companies promise us a seemingly genuine path towards social mobility. So they are more than happy to provide the public with free services in exchange for our data. But what are the moral, political, and social consequences of accepting this free bargain? And why are our existing governments so eager to go along with Silicon Valley’s plans? Evgeny Morozov addressed these issues this week in his Studium Generale lecture, which can you watch here.