U.S. Foreign Policy, Two Panel Perspectives on President Trump and the World

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Phi Beta Kappa Lecture, Chambers Symposium

Interested in engaged political discussions? Enjoy learning about United States foreign policy and future developments? Curious to hear what a handful of expert panelists who can examine issues from multiple perspectives have to offer regarding President Donald Trump and the world?

If some or all of this appeals to you for the purpose of listening, learning and asking questions, then Thursday, Nov. 2 will be a great opportunity to attend one of several events happening on the University of San Diego campus. Three separate events, as well as a 90-minute reception in the middle of it all, will run from 12:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

At 12:30 p.m., Stephen Walt, an international affairs professor at Harvard University, will speak on the topic, "Where is U.S. foreign policy headed?" in the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice Theatre. This is the Phi Beta Kappa Lecture.

The lecture is also co-sponsored and is part of the 2017 John Chambers Symposium lineup, presented by USD's Department of Political Science and International Relations and supported by the Office of the Provost.

From 2-4 p.m., the first of two panel discussions labeled "Trump and the World, Part One," will commence in Mother Rosalie Hill Hall's Warren Auditorium.

The panel consists of Alan Sweedler, a professor in the Department of physics and associate vice president for academic affairs at San Diego State University, who will speak on the issue of climate change; Nayla Rush is a senior researcher for the Center for Immigration Studies in Washington D.C. and she will cover refugee resettlement; Robert Thomas, Vice Admiral (retired) and former commander of the U.S. 7th Fleet, and founder of the Thomas Research Group, will speak on The Indo-Pacific; Dipak Gupta is a distinguished professor (retired) from the Department of Political Science at San Diego State who will offer comments on India; and Feroz Khan, Brigadier General (retired) in the Pakistani Army and a lecturer in the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., will discuss Pakistan.

Following a reception from 4-5:30 p.m. in the west plaza area of Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, the second panel discussion, "Trump and the World, Part Two," will occur from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Warren Auditorium.

The second panel consists of Necla Tschirgi, Professor of Practice, Human Security and Peacebuilding at the University of San Diego's Kroc School, offering her expertise on Turkey; David Mares, professor of political science and Institute of Americas Chair for Inter-American Affairs at the University of California, San Diego, will speak on Latin America; Hans Martin Bruns, a pastor and special envoy of the German Protestant Church, will discuss Germany; Kaare Strom, distinguished professor of political science at UC San Diego, is the United Kingdom representative; and James Coyle, director of Global Education at Chapman University and a former foreign service officer, will speak on Russia.

To RSVP for Thursday’s panel events, go here: http://www.sandiego.edu/emails/cas/polisci/chambers.php

— Compiled by USD News Center

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