TITLE: Dead Center: The Collapse of Bipartisanship and Its Implications for U.S. Foreign Policy
SPEAKER: Charles Kupchan
EVENT DATE: 2007/09/20
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 77 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
Americans are living in an era marked by political partisanship and polarization. What happened to the bipartisanship of previous decades, and how does this political climate affect U.S. engagement in global affairs?
In his lecture, Charles Kupchan will draw on an article, co-authored with Peter Trubowitz, titled "Dead Center: The Demise of Liberal Internationalism in the United States," which appears in the fall issue of International Security, a quarterly journal produced by Harvard University's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.
Speaker Biography: Charles Kupchan, holder of the Henry Alfred Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations at the Library of Congress, is professor of international affairs at Georgetown University and senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. During the first term of the Clinton administration, he was director for European affairs on the National Security Council (NSC). Before joining the NSC, he worked in the U.S. Department of State on the policy planning staff. Prior to his government service, he was an assistant professor of politics at Princeton University. Kupchan's books include: "The End of the American Era: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Geopolitics of the Twenty-first Century" (2002), "Atlantic Security: Contending Visions" (1998), "Nationalism and Nationalities in the New Europe" (1995) and "The Vulnerability of Empire" (1994). He has also written numerous articles on international and strategic affairs. Kupchan received a bachelor's degree from Harvard University and master of philosophy and doctoral degrees from Oxford University. He has served as a visiting scholar at Harvard University's Center for International Affairs, Columbia University's Institute for War and Peace Studies, the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London, the Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Internationales in Paris, and the Institute for International Policy Studies in Tokyo.