International Relations Expert, Joseph Nye, Jr. '58, Featured Speaker for Richard Ullman Lecture Series, February 21, 22
Joseph S. Nye, Jr., '58, considered the co-founder of the international relations theory neoliberalism and currently serving as Distinguished Service Professor at Harvard University, will be the featured speaker for two events as part of the 2012 Richard Ullman Lecture Series.
Nye, along with the Woodrow Wilson School’s Robert Keohane, developed the neoliberalism theory in their 1977 book “Power and Interdependence.” An expert on the issues of international security, interdependence and globalization, Nye was named by Foreign Policy magazine in 2011 to its list of top global thinkers.
Nye’s first lecture titled, “Presidents and the Transformation of American Foreign Policy in the Twentieth Century,” will be held on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. The second lecture will feature a conversation on “Ethics and Good Leadership in Foreign Policy,” and will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 4:30 p.m., in Bowl 016 of Robertson Hall.
In 1993 and 1994, Nye served as chairman of the National Intelligence Council, the intelligence community’s center of strategic thinking within the U.S. government. He also was assistant secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs in the Clinton Administration. From 1977–1979, Nye served as deputy to the Undersecretary of State for Security Assistance, Science, and Technology, and chair of the National Security Council Group on Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons. Nye was dean of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and serves as a Guiding Coalition member for the Project on National Security Reform.
The Ullman lecture series, cosponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School, the Center for International Security Studies (CISS) and Princeton University Press (PUP), honors the Wilson School’s professor of politics and international affairs Emeritus, Richard Ullman. The overall series, titled “Presidential Leadership and the Creation of the American Era,” features outstanding scholars of international affairs and addresses topics of pressing concern to the world community. Speakers share their insights from the international relations literature regarding problems faced by policymakers in dealing with a range of issues, including national security, globalization, the international economy, human rights and the challenges posed by changes to our natural environment. The set of talks will be compiled into a book and published by Princeton University Press.
The two lectures event will also be archived online for later viewing on the Woodrow Wilson School’s Web media site – http://wws.princeton.edu/webmedia.
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