Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts America in the World: A History of U.S. Diplomacy and Foreign Policy

Briefings, Booktalks, and Conversations

America in the World: A History of U.S. Diplomacy and Foreign Policy

November 10, 2020 | 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

About the Event

Recounting the actors and events of U.S. foreign policy, Robert Zoellick identifies five traditions that have emerged from America’s encounters with the world: the importance of North America; the special roles trading, transnational, and technological relations play in defining ties with others; changing attitudes toward alliances and ways of ordering connections among states; the need for public support, especially through Congress; and the belief that American policy should serve a larger purpose. These traditions frame a closing review of post-Cold War presidencies, which Zoellick foresees serving as guideposts for the future.

Both a sweeping work of history and an insightful guide to U.S. diplomacy past and present, America in the World serves as an informative companion and practical adviser to readers. In this event, FPRI’s Director of the Center for the Study of America and the West Ronald Granieri will interview Zoellick on the strategic and immediate challenges of U.S. foreign policy during an era of transformation. 


Registration

Zoom instructions will be provided upon registration. 

Registration required. 

If you have any questions, please contact Eli Gilman at egilman@fpri.org.


Speakers

Ronald J. Granieri

Ronald J. Granieri - Ronald J. Granieri is a Templeton Fellow, Executive Director of the Center for the Study of America and the West, and Host of Geopolitics with Granieri at the Foreign Policy Research Institute.

Robert Zoellick

Robert Zoellick - Robert Zoellick is the former president of the World Bank (2007-12) and former Deputy Secretary of State (2005-06). He serves on FPRI's Board of Advisors.