Professor John Mearsheimer, from the University of Chicago, is America's boldest and perhaps most controversial thinker in the field of international relations and an authority on US foreign policy and national security. His book, The Israeli Lobby and US Foreign Policy, which he co-authored with Stephen Walt of Harvard University aroused furious debate, and has been translated into 17 languages.

Twenty five students attended Mearsheimer's seminar which was co-hosted by the Centre for International Security Studies at the University of Sydney. Students had the opportunity to interact with one of the world’s foremost thinkers in international relations.