The President’s Lecture Series

The President’s Lecture Series

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Apr 4, 20112:00 AM

U.S. Foreign Policy in a Time of Global ConflictDate:April 4, 2011

Time2:00 pm

LocationTWC’s Residential and Academic Facility (RAF) Auditorium

SpeakerLawrence J. Korb
Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

The armed conflicts the world is witnessing today are different from those of previous generations.  This session of the President’s Lecture Series will address some of the central questions for understanding the role of the United States in many of today’s leading conflicts.

•    What is the difference between wars of necessity and wars of choice?
•    How does multilateral action differ from unilateral action?
•    Is the U.S. a “superpower” or a “superpartner”?

Lawrence J. Korb is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress. He is also a senior advisor to the Center for Defense Information and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. Dr. Korb also served as assistant secretary of defense (manpower, reserve affairs, installations, and logistics) from 1981 through 1985 and was awarded the Department of Defense's medal for Distinguished Public Service. Dr. Korb served on active duty for four years as Naval Flight Officer, and retired from the Naval Reserve with the rank of captain. He received his Ph.D. in political science from the State University of New York at Albany and has held full-time teaching positions at the University of Dayton, the Coast Guard Academy, and the Naval War College.  He is the author of several books and has made over 2,000 media appearances.

TWC Residential and Academic Facility (RAF) map
1005 3rd Street, NE, Washington, D.C. – 3rd & K Streets, NE

Take the RED line train in the direction of Glenmont to the New York Avenue stop.  
Exit via the M Street exit.  Turn left on M Street. Turn right on 3rd Street.
The building will be on your left between L and K Streets.

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