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17:30 - 19:00 25 February 2016

America's global power and its foreign policy thinkers


Lecture room 103 | UCL – Institute of the Americas (link Map)
51 Gordon Square | London | WC1H 0PQ | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

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John A Thompson, Emeritus Professor, St Catharine's College London
David Milne, Senior Lecturer, University of East Anglia

To understand the contemporary state of American foreign policy, it is vital to turn to the origins of the nation’s global role in the twentieth century. This event will bring two eminent scholars of US foreign relations – John A. Thompson and David Milne – into conversation about this topic. They will discuss the conditions that allowed America to emerge as a global power before and after the Second World War, as well as the ways that significant intellectuals and policymakers, from Woodrow Wilson to Barack Obama, have understood the diplomatic process. In doing so, they will provide an engaging and dynamic discussion of the past and present of US foreign policy history.


Oscar Martinez
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