03/21/18 - Responsible Internationalism in a Low-Threat Era: New Strategies for a Peaceful and Prosperous America

Responsible Internationalism in a Low-Threat Era: New Strategies for a Peaceful and Prosperous America
03/21/2018, 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
March 21
2018/03/21 19:00
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
2018/3/21
07:00 PM
2018/3/21
09:00 PM

The Meadow Brook Lecture in International Affairs was first established in 2012 as an opportunity to bring world renowned scholars to our campus to discuss some of the most pressing issues in international affairs. These lectures have provided a unique opportunity for major thinkers to share their views with our community and as a vehicle for stimulating critical thinking about the world in which we live.

This year the speaker is Professor Clifford Bob, Professor and Chair of Political Science at Duquesne University. His lecture is titled "Responsible Internationalism in a Low-Threat Era: New Strategies for a Peaceful and Prosperous America." Professor Bob is the author of several prize-winning books and many articles focusing on the role of transnational activist movements and the role of civil society in promoting policy change in world politics.

Lecture Description: Americans are bombarded by claims that we face major threats to our national security. Yet careful examination of supposed dangers such as North Korea, Russia, China, and terrorism shows them to be small or manageable. In this low-threat era, the U.S. needs to embrace a new strategy of responsible internationalism, combining deep economic and social engagement with sharp reductions in expensive and counterproductive military and political interventions.

Location

Meadow Brook Hall

Ballroom

350 Estate Drive

Rochester , MI 48309-4481


Contact Information
Dave Dulio