On Monday, 11 February 2019, the Center for Security Studies (CSS) at ETH Zurich, in cooperation with the US Embassy in Switzerland, invites you to part one of the Speaker Series on US Foreign Policy in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities.
If you are interested, please register with Carla Güntert ([email protected]
For more information see here: http://css.ethz.ch/en/think-tank/events/speaker-series--strategic-stability-and-the-future-of-internatio.html
The election of Donald Trump in 2016 and his credo “America First” have called into question the future positioning of the USA in world politics. Will the United States continue to play a leading role in promoting free trade and democracy? Is the transatlantic alliance in jeopardy? How should the United States and its allies respond to challenges from non-democratic states? What role will new technologies play in shaping global affairs? How should policymakers deal with foreign attempts to influence public opinion and elections? The series aims at addressing these or similar questions.
Part one of the Speaker Series will be held by Dr. Brad Roberts, director of the Center for Global Security Research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear and Missile Defense Policy in the Obama Administration. He will discuss how the relationship between various challenges—such as nuclear proliferation and terrorism, cyber security, and great power relations—affects the prospects for international peace and stability. He will analyze the current strategic context and assess the prospects for enhancing stability in the coming years. Dr. Jack Thompson, head of the Global Security team at the CSS, will moderate the talk and subsequent discussion, both of which will be held in English.