Challenges of the 21st Century & the Future of U.S. Super Power Status
The United States begins a new year with old challenges and no doubt some new ones that are not yet on the horizon. Do multiple crises, emerging peer competitors, and regional rivalries challenge U.S. hegemony or simply make us more dependent on allies and cooperative security? Can or should we attempt to remain the world’s only super power or do the foreign policy challenges of the 21st Century and a protracted fiscal crisis at home require rethinking our global commitments? Are we a nation in decline or first among equals? Dr. Bruce Jentleson will discuss these issues and the most critical challenges confronting American foreign policy.
Dr. Jentleson is Professor of Public Policy and Political Science at Duke University, where he previously served as Director of the Sanford Institute of Public Policy. His prior service included positions as director of the University of California-Davis’ Washington Center, and director of the UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation. He has published extensively on foreign policy issues including a best-selling text book, AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY: THE DYNAMICS OF CHOICE IN THE 21st CENTURY. In addition to being a distinguished scholar, Dr. Jentleson has substantial experience in government where he has served on congressional staffs and the Department of State’s Policy Planning Staff. Among his responsibilities were involvement in the Middle East peace process and in arms control issues. He has served as a foreign policy advisor to both the Clinton and Obama Administrations. Dr. Jentleson is a graduate of Cornell University.
Date: Thursday, January 31, 2013
Time: Social Hour 5:30 – Announcements & Dinner 6:15 – Speaker and Discussion 7:00
Location: Skyline Country Club, 5200 E. St. Andrews Drive
Next Meeting – February 13
Dylan Williams on The Risks of Implied Security Arrangements: the Case of Israel