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ADVISORY: What Does American Exceptionalism Mean for U.S. Foreign Policy?
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ADVISORY: What Does American Exceptionalism Mean for U.S. Foreign Policy?

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  • Christina DiPasquale

Please join the Center for American Progress for a special presentation:

What Does "American Exceptionalism" Actually Mean for U.S. Foreign Policy?

April 27, 2011, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

About this event

Foreign policy analysts in think tanks and academics in universities have long debated "American exceptionalism," but the term is now emerging in America’s political debates, most recently among some conservative critics of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy. What does the phrase “American exceptionalism” actually mean? How do ideas about America’s special role in the world shape foreign policy decisions on a range of current issues including the Middle East uprisings, relationships with emerging powers, climate change, and global economic policy? And how might the American exceptionalism debate play out in the 2012 presidential elections?

Please join the Center for American Progress for an in-depth panel to discuss these questions.

Panelists:

Nina Hachigian, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

Bruce Jentleson, Professor of Public Policy and Political Science, Duke University; former Senior Advisor to U.S. State Department Policy Planning Director; and author of The End of Arrogance

Robert Kagan, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

Moderator:

Brian Katulis, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

Copies of Prof. Jentleson’s book will be on sale at the event.

A light lunch will be provided at 11:30 a.m.

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Location

Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005

Map & Directions
Nearest Metro: Blue/Orange Line to McPherson Square or Red Line to Metro Center

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