Follies and Fiascos: Why Does U.S. Foreign Policy Keep Failing?

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Monday, October 27th, 2014

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Monday, October 27, 20144:00PM - 6:00PMThe Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs
1 Devonshire Place
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Series

CSUS and F. Ross Johnson Distinguished Speaker Series

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When the Cold War ended, the United States was in a remarkable position of primacy and on good terms with most of the world’s major powers. Yet its foreign policy record since then is dismal, and consists mostly of missed opportunities and sometimes costly failures. These difficulties are partly due to America’s structural position in the international system, but they also reflect a number of deeper problems in the U.S. foreign policy establishment.

Stephen M. Walt is the Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Affairs at the John F. Kennedy School of Management, Harvard University. He previously taught at Princeton University and the University of Chicago, where he served as Master of the Social Science Collegiate Division and Deputy Dean of Social Sciences. He has been a Resident Associate of the Carnegie Endowment for Peace and a Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution, and he has also served as a consultant for the Institute of Defense Analyses, the Center for Naval Analyses, and the National Defense University. He presently serves on the editorial boards of Foreign Policy, Security Studies, International Relations, and Journal of Cold War Studies, and he also serves as Co-Editor of Cornell Studies in Security Affairs, published by Cornell University Press. Additionally, he was elected as a Fellow in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in May 2005. Prof. Walt is the author of The Origins of Alliances (1987), which received the 1988 Edgar S. Furniss National Security Book Award. He is also the author of Revolution and War (1996), Taming American Power: The Global Response to U.S. Primacy (2005), and, with co-author J.J. Mearsheimer, The Israel Lobby (2007).

Contact

Stella Kyriakakis
(416) 946-8972


Speakers

Stephen M. Walt
Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Affairs at the John F. Kennedy School of Management, Harvard University


Main Sponsor

Centre for the Study of the United States

Co-Sponsors

Munk School of Global Affairs

Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History at Trinity College, University of Toronto


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