“America 2012: Challenges and Opportunities Abroad”

A Conversation with John Huntsman Jr.

 

Former Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr., diplomat, businessman and twice-elected Republican governor of Utah, delivers the first of his two-part talk at Duke University's Page Auditorium. The Terry Sanford Distinguished Lecture, "America 2012: Challenges and Opportunities," focused on foreign affairs. In a discussion with Duke professor Peter Feaver, Huntsman shared his perspective on how the United States can maintain its position as a superpower in a rapidly shifting international climate. Huntsman's perspectives on foreign affairs were developed during his tenures as U.S. ambassador to China and Singapore under presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush.

By Duke Today Staff

Jon Huntsman Jr., diplomat, businessman and former Utah governor and U.S. ambassador to China and Singapore, speaks to a public policy class Monday, including Gideon Rosenthal, senior, left, in Perkins Library. Huntsman was on campus to present the Sanford School of Public Policy’s annual Terry Sanford Lecture.

Huntsman spoke to Professor Hal Brands’ class on American Grand Strategy, met with faculty and students and led a discussion of “America 2012: Challenges and Opportunities Ahead” in Page Auditorium.

Below, as part of the lecture, Huntsman talks with Duke professor Peter Feaver, about how the United States can maintain its position as a superpower in a rapidly shifting international climate. The video of the talk can be found here.

Photo by Jared Lazarus/Duke University Photography

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