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Follies & Fiascos: Why Does US Foreign Policy Keep Failing?

Follies & Fiascos: Why Does US Foreign Policy Keep Failing?
1 Devonshire Place, Campbell Conference Facility
Time: Oct 27th, 4:00 pm End: Oct 27th, 6:00 pm
Interest Categories: United States Studies, Political Science, Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations (FAS), Jewish Studies, History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), East Asian Studies (FAS), Diaspora/Transnational, Critical Theory, Caribbean, African, 2000-, 1950-2000
Lecture by Stephen M. Walt, Harvard University

October 27, 2014, 4:00-6:00 pm
Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility
Munk School of Global Affairs
1 Devonshire Place, South House
Follies and Fiascos: Why Does U.S. Foreign Policy Keep Failing?

Co-sponsored by the Centre for the Study of the United States, at the Munk School of Global Affairs, and the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History at Trinity College, University of Toronto.
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.  Walt 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 the 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. 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).
Registration is required for this event. Please register at: http://munkschool.utoronto.ca/event/17095/

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