Nancy Snow: The Art of the Steal: What Donald Trump can teach us about persuasion and propaganda

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May 9, 2016
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American History / Studies, Communication, Journalism and Media Studies, Political History / Studies
  • Monday, May 9, 2016, 7:30 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
  • Temple University Japan Campus, Azabu Hall 2F
  • Speaker: Nancy Snow, Adjunct Fellow at ICAS and Pax Mundi Professor of Public Diplomacy, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies
  • Admission: Free. Open to public
  • Language: English
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The presidential candidacy of Donald J. Trump for the Republican nomination has many valuable lessons to teach us, notably that the irrational, emotional and impulsive rule over the rational, sober and deliberative in devotion to The Donald. This is the year of the populist outrager-in-chief who has convinced many American voters that he answers to no one and that the press should come with its own warning label that reads “for entertainment purposes only.” How did a much despised billionaire defy all predictions to make it as far as he has in Election 2016? Join persuasion and propaganda expert Nancy Snow for a lesson in “The Triumph of the Trump Will.”  If we do not understand Trump in the context of a modern P.T. Barnum, we are missing out on his power to influence.

Dr. Snow is Pax Mundi Professor of Public Diplomacy at Kyoto University of Foreign Studies.  She is the author/editor of ten books; her soon-to-be-released book is called Awkward Embrace: Japan’s Soft Power Hard Realities.  She is also an Adjunct Fellow at the Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS) at Temple University Japan Campus. For further information visit and follow her on

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