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US Foreign Relations: 1960s to the Present

Register for this Fall 2023 course on the new NYU SPS Academy of Lifelong Learning website .
We will study the history of US foreign relations from the first decades of the Cold War and Vietnam to the “present Cold War.” In 1783, George Washington proclaimed the United States a rising empire. By the close of World War II, it had become a superpower. Why and how did the US expand into a political, military, economic, and cultural colossus?  What were the values, traditions and policies that informed the achievement of that power and how have post-World War II events affected our nation’s position in the world? Fall 2023 tuition is $799.
Registering at least three weeks prior to the course start date is highly recommended.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Deeper knowledge of US history through the study of foreign relations
  • An understanding of why the United States is viewed as one of the few remaining superpowers today

Ideal for

  • The curious and creative
  • All members of the community—working, retired, and in between
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.