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PBK Lecture Professor Stephen Walt, “Where is U.S. Foreign Policy Headed?”
Start Date: 10/26/2017Start Time: 7:30 PM
End Date: 10/26/2017End Time: 9:00 PM

Event Description:

Stephen Walt Belfer Professor of International Affairs Harvard University  

Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Lecture  

October 26th 7:30 pm   Science Center 101  

“Where is U.S. Foreign Policy Headed?”   This lecture explores the future of U.S. foreign policy under President Trump. I argue that Trump was elected in part because there was growing public dissatisfaction with U.S. foreign policy. This dissatisfaction is not surprising because U.S. foreign policy has had many failures and few successes since the end of the Cold War.

When Trump described U.S. foreign policy as “a complete and total disaster” (and when Bernie Sanders made similar complaints from the left), many Americans nodded their heads in agreement. During the campaign, Trump promised to “shake the rust off” and chart a new course, but his policies as president soon reverted to the familiar status quo. His bellicose tweets notwithstanding, Trump is gradually being captured, coopted, and constrained by the foreign policy establishment. Under Trump, therefore, U.S. foreign policy is likely to be an even more inept version of our recent follies.
Location Information:
*Swarthmore College  (View Map)
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081
Contact Information:
Name: Rose Maio
Phone: 610-328-8106
Email: rmaio1@swarthmore.edu
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