Sun, Apr 30 | 4 – 5 PM
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Global politics and its power bases are in transition. President Donald Trump promises a dramatic change in U.S. foreign policy—less intervention around the world, more focus on America’s national interests. This isn’t a new idea, but given today’s shifting relations with Russia and China, it is one that may fundamentally remake the existing world order. Harvard University professor and Foreign Policy columnist Stephen Walt has taken issue with the foreign policy visions of both the 44th and 45th Presidents. He will be joined by Steve Edwards of the Institute of Politics for a pointed conversation about the future of global relations.
This program is generously underwritten by longstanding supporters Bill and Penny Obenshain.
Stephen M. Walt is a Professor of International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He previously taught at Princeton and at the University of Chicago. He has been a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and received the International Studies Association’s Distinguished Senior Scholar award. His most recent book, The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy was a New York Times best-seller and has been translated into more than twenty languages. He is a contributing editor and weekly columnist at Foreign Policy.
Steve Edwards is Executive Director of the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago. He has covered politics as a journalist and program host for over two decades, his work appearing on the BBC, Bloomberg News, and PBS. At WBEZ, he hosted The Afternoon Shift and Eight Forty-Eight. He also hosted the weekly show The Best Game in Town, and was the correspondent for a BBC documentary on Chicago’s politics. He was a Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan and earned his A.B. in political science from Amherst College.