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The US Role in the World: The President, Congress, and the Global Reaction

The course will consider visions of the US role in the world from a variety of official Washington perspectives, and the global reaction and response. We’ll explore domestic and international views of the US foreign policy process and the role of presidential rhetoric. We also will assess the effects of the current US foreign policy process on the global security architecture. We will examine current and historical views of the US leadership role. Political strategist Mark Siegel will address emerging foreign affairs issues in the context of the 2018 congressional elections, with implications for control of the Congress and for the US political system in the longer term.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • An understanding of the forces at play in the current US foreign policy process
  • An examination of visions of the US role in the world from historical perspectives and from a variety of present-day perspectives
  • Appraisal of the implications of current US foreign policy for global security
  • An understanding of the emerging foreign affairs issues potentially in play for the 2018 congressional elections

Ideal for

  • Students and professionals interested in the implications of the current US foreign policy process for critical public issues and world affairs
  • General public audiences interested in the current US foreign policy process and its effects on the perceived and actual leadership role of the United States
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    • Section

    • Semester

      Spring 2018
    • Date

      Feb 12 - Mar 26
    • Day

    • Time

      • In-Person
    • Format

      • In-Person
    • Sessions

    • Faculty

      Siegel, Judith
    • Location

      Midtown Center
    Tuition $225