Lord Hain of Neath, Trump, Globalisation and Free-trade by universityofsouthwales published on 2017-02-03T16:35:03Z The second of two major talks on current international affairs, Lord Hain will reflect on the most recent US presidential election and inauguration of Donald Trump, tackling what Trumpenomics will mean for the world. President-elect Trump has made clear he will tear up trade agreements which he sees as compromising American interests. Once in the White House, how will he balance American commitments to lowering barriers to trade with the promises he made on the road to the Presidency to 'make America great again'? Peter Hain is one of the best known figures in British politics and a respected commentator on international affairs. In government, he served as Minister for Africa while attached to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, during which time he was one of the main drivers behind a major international treaty to bring about an end to the 'blood diamond' trade. During his time in government, he also held numerous Cabinet posts, including Secretary of State for Wales, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. He retired from frontbench politics in 2008. He was made a Visiting Professor of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences in 2013.