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The transformation of Joe Biden from peacetime to “wartime” president’

Joe Biden-lecture by Willem Post

These are extra-ordinary times. The 46th president presented at the start of his term an attractive domestic agenda. But like so many presidents in U.S. history, once again a foreign policy crisis has ‘overtaken’ a president. The Russian invasion in Ukraine, ‘Putin’s war’,  transformed Biden’s presidency almost overnight. What are the consequenses for the U.S., Europe and the rest of the world? Is this indeed the birth of a new World Order?

Dutch historian Willem Post, specialized in the U.S. presidency, will share in English his thoughts with us on these and other urgent questions at an informal hamburger or vegaburger dinner session (including fries and salad) in International presscentre Nieuwspoort. Drinks could be ordered.

Conversation with Ivo van Wijdeven
Ivo van de Wijdeven is historian and author. His book ‘De rafelranden van Europa’ (Europe’s frayed edges) is widely acclaimed. Especially these last months Ivo is a frequent guest in Dutch television- and radio programs because of his in-depth knowledge of Ukraine and Russia. Willem and Ivo will have a conversation on the current situation concerning Ukraine and the politics of president Putin.

General information:
Time: April 5th from 18.30 hours till 20.00 hours. Doors open 18.00.
Address: Lange Poten 10
2511 CL Den Haag (The Hague city centre)
Tickets €29,50 p.p. with a (vegetarian) burger, fries and 2 drinks (beer/ wine / soft drink).
For a Poorter (member of Nieuwspoort) a ticket is €28,50 p.p. with a (vegetarian) burger, fries and 2 drinks (beer/ wine / soft drink).

Mr. Willem Post

Willem Post is a Senior Research Associate Fellow at the Clingendael Institute in The Hague and a member of the Public Diplomacy Council in Washington D.C. He is a well-known media-commentator  and writer of twelve books on U.S. politics and presidents from Franklin Roosevelt up to and including Joe Biden.

As international adviser to the Mayor of The Hague Willem Post specifically build bridges between the expat community and local residents. Willem Post proposed and implemented initiatives like The Hague International Centre in city hall, The Hague Bridge Program and The Hague international day in September.

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