“American Foreign Policy in a New Era of Geopolitical Competition,”
Dr. Walter Russel Mead

Author: Brian Hopkins

On October 26, 2015, the Duke University Program in American Grand Strategy and the Triangle Institute for Security Studies hosted renowned political science author Walter Russell Mead for a talk entitled “American Foreign Policy in a New Era of Geopolitical Competition.”  Mead, a professor of Foreign Affairs at Bard College and former fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations discussed the issues facing US Foreign Policy today and how political scientists examine them.  Mead is well known for his four schools of thought on American Foreign Policy: Wilsonian, Jacksonian, Jeffersonian, and Hamiltonian; as outlined in his book Special Providence.  For an in depth look at Mead’s foreign and domestic policies please visit this interview conducted by the Duke Political Review.