"Adversaries, Dictators and U.S. Statecraft": An RFA Distinguished Lecture with Jeffrey R. Fields

Friday, February 8 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm

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Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience (MCB), 101
1002 West Childs Way Los Angeles, CA, 90089

"Adversaries, Dictators and U.S. Statecraft”
Jeffrey R. Fields

Director, Dornsife Washington, D.C. Program
Associate Professor of Practice, School of International Relations,
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

The murder of Jamal Khashoggi and the subsequent, muted response by the Trump administration has many questioning the U.S.-Saudi relationship and calling for change in the U.S. relationship with this repressive regime. This attitude curiously reflects a selective view of U.S. foreign policy during recent history. Rightly or wrongly, the U.S. routinely has privileged relations with brutal, authoritarian regimes like Saudi Arabia and Uzbekistan to name but a few. The selective outrage many observers express concerning specific episodes like the Khashoggi affair is paradoxical given America’s historical coziness with (or apathy toward) brutal dictators.

Friday, February 8, 2019
12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m.
The Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience, Room 101
1002 Childs Way at McClintock Avenue

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. A light lunch will be served. There is no charge for this event.

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