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Whither America: A Foreign Policy Debate Among Realists, Nationalists and Internationalists
Tuesday, May 6, 2014

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Co-Sponsored by
Elliott School of International Affairs
The George Washington University, Washington DC
The Independent Institute

Date: Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Where: The George Washington University
Elliot School of International Affairs
Lindner Family Commons, Room 602
1957 E Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20052
Admission: Free! RSVP required.
Speakers
Ivan Eland
Ivan Eland

Senior Fellow and Director of the Center on Peace and Liberty, The Independent Institute; author, The Empire Has No Clothes: U.S. Foreign Policy Exposed, Updated Edition

Michael Lind
Michael Lind

Co-Founder, New America Foundation; author, The American Way of Strategy: U.S. Foreign Policy and the American Way of Life

Henry R. Nau
Henry R. Nau

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, George Washington University; author, Conservative Internationalism: Armed Diplomacy Under Jefferson, Polk, Truman, and Reagan

The long wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have sparked renewed debate about foreign policy within both political parties. William Kristol recently said that while Republicans generally agree on domestic policy, the real debate would be on foreign policy. Likewise, in the Democratic Party, the more hawkish Clinton wing of the party continues its clash with the more dovish McGovernite wing.

To focus on these differences, The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and The Independent Institute in Oakland, California, are hosting a debate among the various foreign policy traditions.

Representing the conservative, internationalist school (which includes but is not synonymous with neoconservatism) will be Henry Nau of George Washington University.

Representing the traditional, liberal, internationalist school will be Michael Lind of the New American Foundation.

Representing the realist-minimalist or strategic independence school will be Ivan Eland of The Independent Institute.

Please join us for this necessary and timely debate.