The "Trump: Point/Counterpoint Series"

As part of its interdisciplinary exploration of the Trump Administration, an Amherst course featured a conversation series with outside experts. In these video interviews, students in the class interview each of the four guest speakers. 

The "Trump: Point/Counterpoint" conversation series features Amherst College professor, and host of NEPR's In Contrast, Ilan Stavans and a guest engaging in thoughtful discussion and attempting to bridge the ideological divide growing in our nation.

A Conversation with Wesley Lowery

September 19, 2017

Journalist Wesley Lowery sat for an interview with students Manuel Bonder ’19 (UMass) and Kristen Ho ’18 (Mt. Holyoke) on Sept. 19, 2017.

Wesley Lowery: "Why 'BLACK LIVES MATTER' Matters."

March 13, 2018

Professor Ilan Stavans and his guest, Wesley Lowery, Wesley Lowery is a Pulitzer Prize-winning national correspondent covering law enforcement, race and justice for The Washington Post and an on-air contributor for CNN, discuss "Why 'Black Lives Matter' Matters."

A Conversation with Bret Stephens

September 28, 2017

The New York Times op-ed columnist Bret Stephens was interviewed by Katelyn Salerno ’18E on Sept. 28, 2017 as part of the "Trump: Point/Counterpoint" Series.

Bret Stephens, "Illiberalism in the Age of Trump"

March 13, 2018

Join Ilan and his guest Bret Stephens as they discuss "Illiberalism in the Age of Trump." Bret L. Stephens joined The New York Times as an op-ed columnist in April 2017. His column appears Thursday and Saturday.

A Conversation with Robin Wright

October 12, 2017

Robin Wright, contributing writer to The New Yorker and a joint fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, sat for an interview with Markus Prostko ’17.

A Conversation with William Kristol

November 17, 2017

William Kristol, founder and editor at large of The Weekly Standard, sat for an interview with Sophie Lichter ‘18 about what happens "After Trump."