Donald Trump's First Year: A Report Card
Mel Goodman will discuss the first 16 months of the Trump presidency in terms of his personnel appointments; his policies; and his process of governance. Both domestic and foreign policies will be examined, but the emphasis will be on national and international security. This has been an unusual and unprecedented presidency and, since we are in uncharted waters for the most part, there will be ample opportunity for discussion and analysis.
Melvin A. Goodman is a senior fellow at the Center for International Policy in Washington, DC, and an adjunct professor of government at Johns Hopkins University. His 42-year government career included service at the CIA, Department of State, Department of Defense, and the US Army. He was a professor of international security at the National War College for 18 years. His seven books on international security include "Whistleblower at the CIA: An Insider's Account of the Politics of Intelligence," "National Insecurity: The Cost of American Militarism," and "The Wars of Eduard Shevardnadze." His forthcoming book is "Trump's War On Intelligence," which will be published by City Lights in 2019. His numerous articles and opeds have appeared in the NY Times, the Washington Post, the Baltimore Sun, Harper's Magazine, and the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists." In 1991, he testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee against the confirmation of Robert Gates as director of the CIA. He has lectured at college campuses all over the country as well as to numerous chapters of the World Affairs Council, the Council on Foreign Relations, and various veterans’ organizations.