America Alone: The Consequences of an America First Foreign Policy
November 1st, 2018 8:00AM -9:30AM
President Donald Trump is challenging the leadership of the postwar order that the United States created and has walked away from major international agreements, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Paris Agreement, and the Iran nuclear deal. Join the World Affairs Council and Dr. James M. Lindsay, senior vice president, director of studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg chair at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), to discuss what it means for the United States to no longer seek to lead its friends and allies.
About the Speaker:
James M. Lindsay is senior vice president, director of studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg chair at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), where he oversees the work of the more than six dozen fellows in the David Rockefeller Studies Program. He is a leading authority on the American foreign policymaking process and the domestic politics of American foreign policy.
Dr. Lindsay has written widely on various aspects of American foreign policy and international relations. His latest book, The Empty Throne: America's Abdication of Global Leadership, co-authored with Ivo H. Daalder, will be released in October 2018. His previous book with Ivo H. Daalder, America Unbound: The Bush Revolution in Foreign Policy, was awarded the 2003 Lionel Gelber Prize, named a finalist for the Arthur S. Ross Book Award, and selected as a top book of 2003 by the Economist. His other books include Agenda for the Nation (with Henry J. Aaron and Pietro S. Nivola), which was named an "Outstanding Academic Book of 2004" by Choice magazine; and Congress and the Politics of U.S. Foreign Policy. He has also contributed articles to the op-ed pages of many major newspapers, including the New York Times, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. He writes the blog The Water's Edge, which discusses the politics of American foreign policy and the domestic underpinnings of American global power.
Dr. Lindsay holds an AB in economics and political science from the University of Michigan and an MA, MPhil, and PhD from Yale University. He has been a fellow at the Center for International Affairs and the Center for Science and International Affairs, both at Harvard University. He is a recipient of the Pew Faculty Fellowship in International Affairs and CFR International Affairs Fellowship. He is a member of CFR.
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