The U.S. Foreign Policy Seminar provides an interdisciplinary perspective on both the study and the practice of United States foreign policy, in the past and the present. The course features a series of invited speakers, half scholars and half practitioners. Open to the wider campus community, the course introduces students to the history, theory, and practice of American foreign policy. Students and participants will learn how U.S. foreign policy is made, and they will explore some of the major challenges facing U.S. foreign policy in the twenty-first century: geopolitical rivalries with China and Russia, the quest for stability in the Middle East, the stakes of nuclear proliferation, the threat of terrorism, the promotion of human rights and international law, and so on.
The course is a one-unit seminar co-listed by the Departments of History(link is external) and Political Science(link is external) and offered under the auspices of the Institute for International Studies (IIS).