Between virtue and power: The persistent moral dilemma of US foreign policy

When

4.00pm–5.30pm

21 November 2008

Topics

Foreign policy, defence and strategy

Professor John Kane attained his doctorate at the London School of Economics and is now Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Policy, Griffith University, Australia. Professor John Kane joined us in November to discuss his newly published book Between Virtue and Power: The Persistent Moral Dilemma of US Foreign Policy. Between Virtue and Power is a survey of US history, which looks at the tensions between American virtue and power and how those tensions have influenced foreign policy. It examines the various challenges, including emerging Nationalism, isolationism, and burgeoning American power, which have at times challenged not only foreign policy but American national identity.