Topic: foreign policy

George Packer (left), a writer for the Atlantic, and Jeffrey Goldberg (right), editor-in-chief of the Atlantic, discussed foreign policy under the Trump administration during a Wednesday night event.

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Atlantic EIC, writer talk Trump foreign policy

November 14, 2019 0 comments

In a crowded lecture hall, George Packer, a writer for the Atlantic and an award-winning author, described President Trump’s foreign policy as “a zero sum game, with us (the United States) against the rest.”

The “20 Years of War” series, which began at the Watson Institute this fall, will build upon the Cost of War project’s existing data on the human, economic, social and political costs of the post-9/11 wars.

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‘Costs of War’ project initiates research series to evaluate post-9/11 wars

November 8, 2019 0 comments

As federal spending on the post-9/11 wars has ballooned to $5.9 trillion, the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs joined with the The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future at Boston University to initiate a new “20 Years of War” research series this fall.

Rose ’19: Sen. Warren is myopic in foreign policy

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Rose ’19: Sen. Warren is myopic in foreign policy

January 22, 2019 0 comments

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has declared her candidacy for president. As the first name-brand politician to have officially launched a bid, she had an opportunity to set a thoughtful tone for the next two years of campaigning. I think she failed.

Former Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, currently serves as the president of the Asia Society Policy Institute and co-chair of the China Global Affairs Council of the World Economic Forum.

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Former Australian prime minister talks China under Xi Jinping

April 24, 2018 0 comments

Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd joked about interacting with many Chinese youth who seemed to prioritize materialism over Marxist ideals — just one of many examples of China’s multidimensionality — while discussing China’s future prospects.

Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon discussed his work on the Sustainable Development Goals and the formation of U.N. Women.

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Ban Ki-moon reflects on time at UN

February 26, 2018 0 comments

Ban Ki-moon greeted the audience with a humble bow as he approached the podium in Salomon Hall.

Pulizer Prize-winning journalist Alissa Rubin ‘80 discussed the importance of context and history in foreign reporting, particulary in war zones.

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Rubin ’80 discusses morality, challenges of journalism

February 14, 2018 1 comment

When Alissa Rubin ’80 left Brown with a degree in renaissance studies and a hunger to travel, she did not foresee a future in journalism.

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Former ambassador talks faulty U.S. foreign policy

February 12, 2016 2 comments

Ambassador Chas Freeman Jr., senior fellow at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, gave a talk on U.S. foreign policy Thursday.