After Bin Laden: The Implications for Foreign Relations and Policy
May 9, 2011
With new information emerging daily and ever-changing world events following the killing of Osama bin Laden by U.S. forces, the Woodrow Wilson School hosted an “Up to the Minute” public panel discussion titled, “After Bin Laden: The Implications for Foreign Relations and Policy,” at 4:30 p.m. on Monday May, 9, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall on the Princeton University campus.Nolan McCarty focused on domestic political ramifications. McCarty is the Associate Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School and the Susan Dod Brown Professor of Politics and Public Affairs. His research interests include U.S. politics, democratic political institutions, and political methodology. He is the recipient of the Robert Eckles Swain National Fellowship from the Hoover Institution and the John M. Olin Fellowship in Political Economy;Anne-Marie Slaughter talked about U.S. diplomacy efforts and relations with other countries in the Arab world, particularly Pakistan and Afghanistan going forward. Professor Slaughter is the former director of Policy Planning for the U. S. Department of State, and the Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor of Politics and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School. Dr. Slaughter has written widely on foreign policy and international security, and her most recent book is The Idea That Is America: Keeping Faith with Our Values in a Dangerous World;Jacob Shapiro discussed counterterrorism efforts and military operations as well as the continuing public reaction out of Pakistan. Shapiro is a Woodrow Wilson School Assistant Professor of Politics and International Affairs whose primary research interests include political violence, aid, and security policy. Shapiro co-directs the Empirical Studies of Conflict Project. He is a member of the editorial board of World Politics, a Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Research Pakistan (CERP), and served in the U.S. Navy and Naval Reserve;Lt. Commander Kevin Cady gave context regarding the efforts of the U.S. Navy SEALs in last week’s operation. His thirteen-year career in the Navy and as a SEAL has included six deployments, with four to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, one to the Far East, and one to South America. Cady graduated magna cum laude from UCLA in International Relations, and is currently a Master of Public Policy candidate at the Woodrow Wilson School. Significant military decorations include two Bronze Star medals and two Navy Commendation medals.