Najam Interviewed on Trump’s First UN Speech

September 19, 2017

Adil Najam, Dean of the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, was recently interviewed by several news outlets on United States President Donald Trump’s first speech before the United Nations General Assembly. 

Najam was interviewed for a September 19, 2017 segment on WBUR’s Radio Boston entitled “Let Sovereignty Ring: President Trump Speaks Before The United Nations.

You can listen to the full interview below:

Najam was also interviewed for a September 19, 2017 article in The Boston Herald entitled “Trump to Explain ‘America First’ to U.N.

From the text of the article:

“We’ve seen various styles from President Trump,” said Adil Najam, the dean of the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University.

“I hope that this is a reasoned, already written speech and that he sticks to the written words and that he tries to give world leaders a sense that the U.S. is not about to abandon them,” Najam said. “There’s a sense around the world with this president that they’re no longer sure if the U.S. will continue to play its traditional role of being the global force for stability.”

Najam said the world will be listening to hear Trump’s explanation of “America first,” as it applies to various hot spots around the globe.

“Is it ‘America first’ to the exclusion of the world or to the inclusion?” Najam said. “With North Korea, if you’re the Japanese prime minister, you’re going to be listening to see if America is still an ally. If something bad happens to us, will they help us? ”

Adil Najam is the inaugural dean of the Pardee School and is the former Vice Chancellor of the Lahore University of Management Sciences in Lahore, Pakistan. 

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