Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts The Ecological Value of America’s Soft Power

The Ecological Value of America’s Soft Power

About the Event

A Conversation with Robert D. Kaplan, FPRI’s Robert Strausz-Hupé Chair in Geopolitics, about his new book "The Good American" which tells the story of an American development professional who served his country, but also his planet admirably. His decades of project work worldwide clearly served the cause of both human security and environmental security, while showcasing the best of Americas' contributions to world order. In this event, Mr. Kaplan's earlier work on environmental security will inform the conversation with Saleem Ali, a distinguished professor of energy and the environment at the University of Delaware. This event is co-sponsored by FPRI and the University of Delaware's Minerals, Materials and Society Program.


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Robert D. Kaplan

Robert D. Kaplan - Robert D. Kaplan is the Robert Strausz-Hupé Chair in Geopolitics at the Foreign Policy Research Institute

Saleem H. Ali

Saleem H. Ali - Dr. Saleem H. Ali is the Blue and Gold Distinguished Professor of Energy and the Environment at the University of Delaware, chair of the Department of Geography and Spatial Sciences, and the author most recently of Soil to Foil: Aluminum and the Quest for Industrial Sustainability (Columbia University Press, 2023) and Earthly Order: How Natural Laws Define Human Life (Oxford University Press, 2022). ; Senior Fellow, National Security Program