barronsApril 15 - Exclusive HRCW "zoom Webinar" with joseph nye

Join the former Kennedy School Dean and professor of Historical Studies A-12 "International Conflicts in the Modern World" to discuss his latest book "Do Morals Matter?" and world affairs more broadly.

Joseph Nye is a University Distinguished Service Professor, Emeritus and former Dean of the Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.  His popular course, "A-12" was typically one of the largest each semester he taught it at Harvard.  He was teaching at Stanford this semester, but he has relocated due to the coronavirus, afffording this unique opportunity for us to engage with him. 
Nye received his bachelor's degree summa cum laude from Princeton University,won a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University, and earned a PhD in political science from Harvard. He has served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, Chair of the National Intelligence Council, and Deputy Under Secretary of State for Security Assistance, Science and Technology. His books include The Power to Lead; The Future of Power; Presidential Leadership and the Creation of the American Era; and Is the American Century Over.
He has just published "Do Morals Matter?" which will be a springboard for this talk.  The book assesses the foreign policy of each modern presidency, from FDR to Trump, and scores their foreign policy on three ethical dimensions: 1) their intentions, 2) the means they used, and 3) the consequences of their decisions. Alongside this, he also evaluates their leadership qualities, elaborating on which approaches work and which ones do not. Regardless of a president's policy preference, Nye shows that each one was not fully constrained by the structure of the system and actually had choices. He further notes the important ethical consequences of non-actions, such as Truman's willingness to accept stalemate in Korea rather than use nuclear weapons.
Nye is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the British Academy, and the American Academy of Diplomacy. In a recent survey of international relations scholars, he was ranked as the most influential scholar on American foreign policy, and in 2011 Foreign Policy named him one of the "Top 100 Global Thinkers."
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NOTE: To join the Webinar, you will need to RSVP below, and a link for the Zoom session will be sent to you 24-48 hours in advance of the talk.  You will not need to set up a Zoom account to join the webinar. 
Date: Wednesday April 15, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM 
Location: Zoom Webinar
** when you RSVP for the event via the link below, you will receive a link for the webinar 24-48 hours in advance of the talk** 
Cost: Free.
Tickets: To confirm for the event, click here
Who: Open to members and alumni
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7:00PM - 8:00PM Wed 15 Apr 2020 ( Timezone: Eastern )


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James Black
Janet Korins
Virginia Maybank
Thomas Wong
Susan Heath
Steve Kaseta
Yali Miao
Harry Wilson
Peter Schlactus
Scott Levy
Linda Rae
Paul Kleinman
Liliane Zreik
Carol Boulris
Cynthia Weber
Olentha Von Redden
Michael Otten
April Foley
Michelle DeLong
Loriel Townsend
James Wynne
Roxana Kline
Jennifer Minkus-Bye
Molly Kellogg
Harry Wilson
Richard Olver
Amory Houghton
Nisha Kumar
Richard Strasser
Sina Saidi
April Foley
Joseph Faber
Rachel Breinin
Martial Pabon
Stephanie Gordon
Carolyn Bruckmann
Erling Pytte
Ghislaine Chavez de Arnavat
Kasumi Yamashita
Kristen Burke
Ashley Martabano
Anne Shoemaker
Rong Shi
David Auerbach
Antoinette Govan
Allison Jernow
Samantha Virgadamo
Arlene Popkin
William Baker
Jonathan Polonsky
Dominique Padurano
Keisha Browne
Joa Alexander
Sidney Burke
Dale Akinla
Maria McNair
Bjarne Tellmann
Michael Lapsa
Penny Eickemeyer
Sally Durdan
Pamela Codispoti
Tricia Grant
John Kriz
Anisha Kumar
Michael Gleeson
Matthew Di Pasquale
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