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Nikolas K Gvosdev

September 17 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

“The Role and Scope of U.S. Global Engagement”

What should be the principles that guide U.S. foreign policy? Has the United States lost a compelling narrative that explains why the U.S. should be engaged in the world? As we move into the 2020 election, what are American voters are saying and thinking about the role the United States ought to be playing in the international system?

Nikolas K. Gvosdev is a professor of national security affairs at the U.S. Naval War College and holder of the Captain Jerome E. Levy Chair in economic geography and national security. He holds non-residential fellowships with the Foreign Policy Research Institute and the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. He is a member of the Loisach Group, a collaboration between the Munich Security Conference and the Marshall Center that works to enhance U.S. and Germany’s security partnership. He is a contributing editor for The National Interest. He has taught at Baylor, Georgetown, George Washington, Harvard Extension and Brown universities.


September 17
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Wakonda Club
3915 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, IA 50321 United States




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