Lecture: "Power? Principles?: Setting Priorities for America’s Global Role"

As part of the Founding Principles in U.S. Foreign Policy lecture series, Bruce Jentleson, professor of public policy and political science at Duke University and former senior advisor to the U.S. State Department Policy Planning Director, will engage the question of how much should America’s foreign policy be based on the pursuit of power and how to balance that pursuit with democratic principles. When power and principles point in the same direction, U.S. foreign policy can be pragmatic about security while also true to American values. Often, though, power and principles are in tension, and choices have to be made. Jentleson will consider how the U.S. has resolved this debate in the past, and how should America resolve it today.

This talk is sponsored by the Department of Politics and Government and made possible by the Jack Miller Center through a grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust.

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