Our first speaker of 2017 year will address questions surrounding the pressing challenges America will face in a changing world. The international system is at an important inflection point, and the “conventional wisdom” about America’s role in that changing world is being challenged on many fronts. The new U.S. Administration will face a range of complex problems, which will require hard choices in the White House, in Congress, and among the American public. It is time, according to this acclaimed, for clear thinking about the possibilities and limits of American power in the 21st century. What now?
Dr. Foerster is the Brent Snowcroft Professor of National Security Studies at the U.S. Air Force Academy and at the Eisenhower Center for Space and Defense Studies. A graduate of USAF Academy, he earned his Ph.D. in politics and strategic studies from Oxford University and master’s degrees in international relations from Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, and in public administration from American University. He did his post-doctorate fellowship in national security at the JFK School of Government, Harvard University.