The Big Stick: A Conversation with Dr. Eliot Cohen about the Use @ World Affairs, San Francisco [9 May]

The Big Stick: A Conversation with Dr. Eliot Cohen about the Use


30
09
May
18:30 - 19:30

 Facebook event page
World Affairs
312 Sutter St, Ste 200, San Francisco, California 94108
Theodore Roosevelt once famously said, «Speak softly and carry a big stick,» in reference to his stance on foreign policy. Today, many Americans — wary of waging another war and maintaining a military presence abroad — question this approach.

But given the threats posed in today’s increasingly dangerous and nuclearized world, can the US afford to shy away from hard power? Can diplomacy be divorced from military power? Would deploying forces and strengthening our naval or military presence to thwart Russian hostilities, irrational regimes and China’s transgressions in the South China Sea serve to weaken America’s interests and security?

Dr. Eliot Cohen, a former senior advisor to George W. Bush, professor at Johns Hopkins University and renowned political commentator, will make the case that hard power remains essential for American foreign policy. Sharing insights from his recent book, «The Big Stick: The Limits of Soft Power and the Necessity of Military Force,» Dr. Cohen will provide a nuanced argument for the use of force in the service of American security and ideals.

This program is co-organized by Johns Hopkins SAIS San Francisco Club and World Affairs. SAIS alumni are invited to attend a private pre-program reception and book signing with Dr. Cohen from 5:30 – 6:30 PM. Please use your SAIS Alumni promo code to register. The World Affairs program will begin at 6:30 PM.

SPEAKER:

Eliot Cohen
Robert E. Osgood Professor, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University
Discussion
image
Only registered users may comment.
Pass a quick registration or authorization.

Upcoming events @ World Affairs:

How Do We Make the World We Want to Live In?
World Affairs

The most anticipated events in San Francisco :

Nor Cal Corgi Con - Summer Edition 2017
Ocean Beach, San Francisco
The Summer of Weird
How Weird Street Faire
The Chainsmokers at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Alaska Airlines Bay to Breakers
San Francisco, CA, United States
The Chainsmokers at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
21st Annual Hip Hop in the Park
People's Park (Berkeley)
SF Design Week Opening Night 2017
James R. Herman Cruise Terminal
Darkness and Light Tour - Berkeley, CA
Greek Theater UC Berkeley
Carnaval San Francisco Parade 2017
2857 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110-4234, United States
J. Cole: 4 Your Eyez Only Tour
Oracle Arena and Oakland Alameda County Coliseum
The most popular events in your news feed!