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

Sep 29 2014 4:30 pm
Location: 
Carleton College, Weitz Center for Creativity, Room 236

Stephen M. Walt is the Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School. 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 the Cornell Studies in Security Affairs, published by Cornell University Press.

Professor 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 and U.S. Foreign Policy (2007).

Sponsored by the Carleton College Department of Political Science and the Harold Stassen United Nations Lecture Fund. This event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the lecture. Contact: Tricia Peterson, 507-222-4117.

Stephen M. Walt

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