“American Foreign Policy in Challenging Times”


A Conversation with Stephen Hadley

Julie Schoonmaker of the Duke Chronicle reports on the talk by President George W. Bush’s national security adviser before about 200 people Tuesday night.

Stephen Hadley discussed current challenges facing the Obama Administration from China to the Middle East.  He also reviewed what he considered to be the successes of the Bush Administration, but expressed disappointment that major issues, including immigration and climate change, were left unresolved.

Hadley also said students had to be prepared to take leadership in a changing world that was significantly different from the one he grew up in.  “There will be new challenges, but there will also be new opportunities,” he said.

The event was hosted by the Duke Program in American Grand Strategy, an interdisciplinary program that brings distinguished lecturers to speak at Duke. Peter Feaver, professor of political science and public policy and director of the Duke Program in American Grand Strategy, led the conversation with Hadley in the Fleishman Commons of the Sanford School of Public Policy.

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