Academic Year 2013-2014

Event Title

Beyond Good and Evil: American Foreign Policy Since 1980

Location

Alvin Sherman Library, Second Floor Gallery

Start Date

16-1-2014 12:00 PM

End Date

16-1-2014 1:00 PM

Disciplines

International Relations | Policy History, Theory, and Methods

Description

Traditionally, states frame their interactions with other nations in terms of “good” and “evil.” The United States has been no exception. However, beginning in the 1980s, U.S. foreign policy shifted from a strategy of “containment” to one of “democracy promotion,” which inevitably made these distinctions much more difficult to discern. How can American foreign policy under democracy promotion be best explained? What theoretical tools help us best analyze American foreign policy in the post-Cold War world? Most importantly, what type of democracy are we promoting?

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Jan 16th, 12:00 PM Jan 16th, 1:00 PM

Beyond Good and Evil: American Foreign Policy Since 1980

Alvin Sherman Library, Second Floor Gallery

Traditionally, states frame their interactions with other nations in terms of “good” and “evil.” The United States has been no exception. However, beginning in the 1980s, U.S. foreign policy shifted from a strategy of “containment” to one of “democracy promotion,” which inevitably made these distinctions much more difficult to discern. How can American foreign policy under democracy promotion be best explained? What theoretical tools help us best analyze American foreign policy in the post-Cold War world? Most importantly, what type of democracy are we promoting?