Monday 3-6 pm
North Gate Hall B-1
with Peter Tarnoff
This seminar will offer an intensive study of US foreign policy as a
new administration sets out to rebuild American power and reputation
in the wake of the Iraq War and the War on Terror, with special attention
to the role played by the press. We will investigate the roots of US
foreign policy and its evolution during the early twentieth century,
during the Cold War and during the run-up and aftermath of the Persian
Gulf War. We will explore in depth the theory and practice of the War
on Terror as it was fought both abroad and at home, and the successes
and failures of the press in covering both. And we will examine closely,
in real time, the ongoing attempts of the incoming Administration to
construct a new, post-Bush American purpose and role in the world.
has written about international affairs, human rights and foreign wars
for two decades, covering Central America, Haiti, the Balkans and Iraq,
among stories. A longtime New Yorker staff writer, Danner is the author
of The Massacre at El Mozote;
The Road to Illegitimacy; Torture and Truth: America, Abu Ghraib and
the War on Terror, and The Secret Way to War.
is a longtime diplomat and foreign policy professional who has held
many senior government positions, including, from 1993 to 1997, Undersecretary
of State. He is a former president of the Council on Foreign Relations
and the World Affairs Council.