College of Humanities and Social Sciences

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Presidential Advancement of American Foreign Policy in the 20th Century

A lecture by Dr. Joseph Nye and a debate on presidential power

Johnson Center, Dewberry Hall South
February 6, 2013, 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Dr. Joseph Nye is the former dean of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He will visit George Mason University on February 6, 2013, where he will lecture on his latest work on the role of the presidency in America’s rise to global power.

Dr. Nye is the founder of the international relations school of neoliberalism, and coined the term “soft power,” a theory that has shaped the global policy of the Obama administration, notably in the context of the Arab Spring movement of 2011.

Following his talk, Dr. Nye will moderate a brief debate between four accomplished debaters who will discuss a topic of interest in global relations. The debaters, from George Mason University, Duke University, and Princeton University, have each been nationally ranked. 

Because of space limitations, the college is no longer accepting rsvp's to this event.

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