American Foreign Policy

  • The Constitution and Foreign Affairs with Dr. Anthony C. Arend, Georgetown University

    The constitution says very little about the exercise of the foreign affairs powers. Yet, some of the most contentious disputes between the branches have related to foreign affairs. How are we to understand these foreign affairs powers? Can these conflicts be resolved? Anthony Clark Arend is Professor of Government and Foreign Service and Chair of the Department of Government at Georgetown University. He served as Senior Associate Dean for Graduate and … Read More

  • CANCELLED: China Rising: The Future of U.S. China Relations

    This event has been cancelled as of March 9, 2020. Panelists:  Dorinda Elliott, senior vice president and director at the China Institute Elliot is a China expert with fluent Chinese and connections to China academics, business and arts, and she has a deep understanding of China’s social and political culture based on more than 30 years of covering the country. She’s edited and written feature stories about business, politics and … Read More

  • War and Peace: Iran and Eastern Europe

    Barack Obama ran for president in 2008 on the promise that he would end America’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and change the tone of American foreign policy.  He was motivated by a belief that Iraq was misguided and that the country was weary of war.  In addition, many Americans believed that the perception of American belligerence in the aftermath of September 11, 2001, contributed to insecurity around the world.  … Read More

  • Pell Center Roundtable Discussion: The Crisis in Syria

    About one year ago, the President of the United States declared that the widespread use of chemical weapons in Syria would draw an armed U.S. military intervention.  On August 21, 2013, chemical weapons were employed against civilian targets in a suburb of Damascus, Syria.  According to reports, more than 1400 civilians were killed, including more than 400 children.  President Barack Obama responded by calling for an armed international response.  The … Read More