San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Global Disorder and What We Need from the Next President
Thursday, April 23
12 - 1:15pm
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
J. Brian Atwood, Professor and Former Dean, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Moderated by Professor Larry Jacobs
Disorder and crisis appears to define international affairs as President Obama heads into his final stretch and the 2016 presidential campaign starts. Is America actually facing unprecedented global disorder and possibly a decline in its stature? Can the next president reverse the current tumult and calm the waters and, if so, how? What do we most need in the next president to manage American international interests and what surprises may she or he face in 2017? One of Minnesota’s most distinguished former diplomats – Brian Atwood – will join us to sort out these thorny and important challenges.
J. Brian Atwood was dean of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs from 2002 - 2010. In January 2011, Atwood took a leave from the University to serve as chair of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC). The DAC is a permanent forum of the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) that coordinates international development policy. Previously, Atwood served for six years as Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) during the Administration of President William Clinton. Atwood was also Under Secretary of State for Management prior to his appointment as head of USAID. He writes and speaks frequently on international development, post-conflict reconstruction, foreign policy, the role of the United Nations and other multilateral organizations in international affairs, and the united States' role in the world order. Atwood holds a bachelor's degree in government and history from Boston University and received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from American University.
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