Jimmy Carter at the World Affairs Council: Not your grandfather’s American Exceptionalism

The lights are low and excitement high at the Paramount Theater in downtown Seattle.  Murmuring gives way to whistling and foot stomping and finally shouting and thunderous applause. A smiling white-haired man steps onstage.  No, it isn’t Bono or the Boss, it’s former President Jimmy Carter, and Seattle loves him. I knew three things about […]
Feb 6, 2012

What to watch for in the foreign policy debate (and where to watch it!)

Tonight’s debate on foreign policy promises to be a pretty big deal. The race is tied, and for undecided voters (who are these people anyways?!?) it will be their last chance to compare Obama and Romney side by side to figure out who is less unlikeable. For the other 96% of us it’s another opportunity […]
Oct 22, 2012

Ellison Memorial Lecture | Kennan Institute Director Matthew Rojansky: U.S.-Russia Conflict: The New Normal?

U.S.-Russia Conflict: The New Normal? Dangerously dysfunctional relations between Washington and Moscow have been blamed by the press, pundits and politicians on the failure of U.S. policymakers to properly “read” Vladimir Putin and thus to predict the Kremlin’s supposedly strategic foreign policy agenda. However, rather than attempting to predict Putin’s next move or to de-code […]
Feb 15, 2018

Spring 2018 Lecture Series | Trump in the World

The presidency of Donald Trump is having a significant impact on international affairs, global alliances, the U.S. role in the world, and on the status and politics of other countries. The Jackson School will continue its series of talks and discussions on the international impact of the Trump presidency, in Spring 2018. These lectures are free and open to students and […]
Mar 11, 2018

Spring 2018 Lecture Series | Trump in the World

The presidency of Donald Trump is having a significant impact on international affairs, global alliances, the U.S. role in the world, and on the status and politics of other countries. The Jackson School will continue its series of talks and discussions on the international impact of the Trump presidency, in Spring 2018. These lectures are free and open to students and […]

Spring 2018 Lecture Series | Trump in the World

The presidency of Donald Trump is having a significant impact on international affairs, global alliances, the U.S. role in the world, and on the status and politics of other countries. The Jackson School will continue its series of talks and discussions on the international impact of the Trump presidency, in Spring 2018. These lectures are free and open to students and […]

Stepping Up (is hard to do?) Lecture by Takako Hikotani, Columbia University

Japan seems to have adapted well to the Trump administration, with successful “Trump management” by the government officials. Trump management is not enough, however. Japan will have to step up and do more to preserve the liberal democratic order, which now lacks leadership from Washington. This will mean a role reversal for Japan. Rather than […]
Apr 6, 2018