John Mearsheimer on Liberal Dreams & International Realities

Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 5:00pm to 6:30pm

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Ronald Tutor Campus Center (TCC), TCC 450
Los Angeles, CA 90089

Since the end of the Cold War, American foreign policy practitioners on both sides of the aisle have pursued a foreign policy of liberal hegemony: attempting to use U.S. power to spread democracy, markets, and individual rights. Yet this approach has led to costly failures like Iraq and Libya. Why?

In a talk drawn from a forthcoming book on the subject, leading international relations theorist John Mearsheimer argues that U.S. foreign policy has failed to contend with the power of nationalism and the wisdom of realism, leading to a "super ambitious and heavily militarized" global approach.

CPD, the USC John Quincy Adams Society, and the USC School of International Relations are pleased to bring Dr. Mearsheimer to campus for an evening of insightful discussion on global issues in today's challenging climate. Come early, as seats will fill up fast!

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Students, Faculty/Staff


University Park Campus

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