The Whole World Is Watching: Foreign Policy and the US Presidential Election

The Whole World Is Watching: Foreign Policy and the US Presidential Election

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Venue: 
Pavilion Room
Speaker(s): 
Ambassador (Ret) Derek Shearer (Occidental College)
Convenor: 
Dr Halbert Jones
Series: 
North American Studies Seminar Series

With the entire world waiting for the American people to pick their next Commander and Chief, the stakes are high. The candidates for President of the United States have presented what seems like contrasting visions for U.S. foreign policy. But is U.S. foreign policy really so malleable that one single person can dramatically change course, even if President?

Join Ambassador (Ret.) Derek Shearer to discuss the 2016 U.S. Presidential elections and what is at stake from a foreign policy perspective.

Ambassador Derek Shearer is the Stuart Chevalier Professor of Diplomacy and World Affairs and heads the McKinnon Center for Global Affairs at Occidental College. Ambassador Shearer served in the Clinton Administration in the Commerce Department, and then as Ambassador to Finland. He is the author of several books and publications, and his articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the International Herald Tribune.