Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts BookTalk: American Grand Strategy in the Age of Trump
BookTalk: American Grand Strategy in the Age of Trump

BookTalk: American Grand Strategy in the Age of Trump

  • Date / Time:
  • January 23, 2018
  • 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Venue:
  • FPRI
  • 1528 Walnut Street, Suite 610
  • Philadelphia. PA. US. 19102

American Grand Strategy in the Age of Trump

It can be argued that the rise of Donald Trump has created more uncertainty about America’s role in the world than at any time in recent decades. At the same time, the geopolitical challenges to the US have grown in number and in severity. What role should the United States play in the world? In this talk, as in his book, Brands will reflect on this core question for all Americans and offer “a guide for the perplexed.” His earlier book, Making the Unipolar Moment: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Rise of the Post-Cold War Order, was rated one of the top books of the year in 2017 by Foreign Affairs magazine. He has served in the Pentagon as a special assistant to the secretary of defense for strategic planning.  


Books will be for sale following the event or are available for purchase here.


  • Free and open to the public. 
  • Lunch immediately following exclusively for FPRI Members at the $500 level and above.
  • Reservations are required. Click here to register for this event.
  • For more information, contact Rachel Hemler at or at 215-732-3774 ext. 112.

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