Obama in the World: The President and Foreign Policy

Monday, April 7, 2014
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall
UC Berkeley
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President Obama has governed during a turbulent era in American foreign policy. The Obama Administration has dealt with the winding down of war in Iraq, the escalation of war in Afghanistan, the continued campaign against terrorism, the convulsions of the Arab Spring and Syria, the tensions of a frayed relationship with Russia, the disclosure of secret surveillance programs, and more. How has the president, who took office as a young man with relatively little foreign policy experience, met these challenges? Has Obama worked his will upon the world? Has he stumbled because of his own mistakes? Has he been overwhelmed by events beyond his control? A panel of experts examines the president's record on issues of global importance.

Panelists:

The Honorable Howard Berman, former Member of Congress and former Chairman, House Committee on Foreign Affairs

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, and author of The Dressmaker of Khair Khana

Kori Schake, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and former Director for Defense Strategy and Requirements, National Security Council

Co-Sponsored by: Berkeley Political Review; Institute of International Studies; United Nations Association-East BayInstitute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies