Do Morals Matter in Foreign Policy?
Roundtable with Dr. Joseph Nye

Dr. Joseph Nye

Former Dean, Harvard's Kennedy School of Gov

Mietek Boduszynski (Moderator)

Professor of Politics, Pomona

March 5, 2020 12:00 PM    Roundtable

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Join the Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall on Thursday, March 5th for a roundtable lunch with Dr. Joseph Nye, former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs. The Roundtable Lunch conversation will explore how American foreign policy should implement an ethical approach amongst an increasingly fought international system. From his analysis of every presidents’ foreign policy since World War Two, Nye will tackle how today and tomorrow’s biggest issues – from Chinese expansionism to Russian cyber-aggression to transnational crises like the new Corona Virus– can be addressed through an ethical and moral policy framework.

Nye also grapples with tough questions in his new book, which he will discuss as well, including: Should presidents ever tell lies? To what extent should they risk American lives? And to what extent should they take into account human rights in other countries? 

“Do Morals Matter? Presidents and Foreign Policy from FDR to Trump” will be available for purchase at the event.

Dr. Joseph S. Nye Jr. is a University Distinguished Service Professor, Emeritus and former Dean of the Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. He has served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, Chair of the National Intelligence Council, and Deputy Under Secretary of State for Security Assistance, Science and Technology. His most recent books include The Power to Lead; The Future of Power; Presidential Leadership and the Creation of the American Era; and Is the American Century Over. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the British Academy, and the American Academy of Diplomacy. In a recent survey of international relations scholars, he was ranked as the most influential scholar on American foreign policy, and in 2011, Foreign Policy named him one of the top 100 Global Thinkers.

Mieczysław (Mietek) Boduszyński (Moderator) - teaches U.S. Foreign Policy at Pomona College, as well as courses on the Middle East, Eastern Europe and the Balkans, democracy promotion and democratization. Previously, he was a diplomat with the U.S. Department of State at postings in Albania, Kosovo, Japan, Egypt, Libya and Iraq. Boduszyński is an expert on the Balkans and the modern Middle East and North Africa, especially Iraq, Libya and Egypt.

Last day to make reservations: Monday, March 2, 12:00 pm. Last day for cancellations with full refund: Monday, March 2, 12:00 pm.