03/05/20 - Meadow Brook Lecture in International Affairs

Meadow Brook Lecture in International Affairs
03/05/2020, 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
March 05
2020/03/05 19:00
Thursday, March 05, 2020
07:00 PM
08:30 PM
Smiling headshot of Dr. Elizabeth Saunders

The 2020 Meadow Brook Lecture in International Affairs presents Dr. Elizabeth Saunders, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. Professor Elizabeth Saunders is one of the world’s leading experts on the how presidents shape the United States’ foreign policy and the use of force. Her lecture is titled “Foreign Policy in 2020 and Beyond.” As the United States heads into a presidential election this fall, foreign policy and international security have once again come to the fore. Regardless of whether these issues matter in the campaign, the voters' choice will have momentous consequences for U.S. foreign policy. This talk will discuss how elections and presidential power shape U.S. foreign policy.

The Meadow Brook Lecture on International Affairs was first established in 2012 as an opportunity to bring world-renowned scholars to our campus to discuss some of the most pressing issues in international affairs. These lectures have provided a unique opportunity for major thinkers to share their views with our community and to stimulate critical thinking about our world. Over the past 6 years, we’ve hosted tremendous scholars discussing issues like the risk of international conflict, how to protect vulnerable citizens in war zones, the roots of international financial crises, and whether economic sanctions can be effective ways to generate favorable foreign policy outcomes.

Sponsoring organizations are Oakland University Department of Political Science and the Center for Civic Engagement.

The event is open to the public and free to attend. Interested guests are encouraged to RSVP for the talk


Meadow Brook Hall


350 Estate Drive

Rochester , MI 48309-4481

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Matthew Fails