Video: What Do U.S. Polls Say About America’s Divide

 Shibley Telhami lays down a guide to understanding Donald Trump and the “clash of civilizations” that exists within America today.  According to polls, more Americans are adopting a cosmopolitan “anti-Trump” identity, as well as more rigid religious identities.

This segment is taken from a speech delivered by Shibley Telhami at a talk titled “What is Happening in America?” hosted by the American University in Cairo’s School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) as part of the Tahrir Dialogue Series. It took place in Cairo on Thursday, September 20, 2018.

Shibley Telhami is the Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland and a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. He has authored or edited numerous books, including The Stakes: America and the Middle East, Power and Leadership in International Bargaining: The Path to the Camp David Accords, International Organizations and Ethnic Conflict, and Identity and Foreign Policy in the Middle East. He was a member of the U.S. Advisory Group on Public Diplomacy in the Arab and Muslim World and served on the Iraq Study Group. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the board of the Education for Employment Foundation.