TITLE: Protectionist Empire: Trade, Tariffs & U.S. Foreign Policy, 1890-1914
SPEAKER: Ben Fordham
EVENT DATE: 03/17/2011
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 72 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
Ben Fordham discusses the emergence of the United States as a world power during the years prior to World War I.
Speaker Biography: Benjamin Fordham is professor of Political Science at Binghamton University. His research interests concern the influence of domestic political and economic interests on foreign policy choices, especially on security issues such as military spending and the international use of force. He has published articles on the role of domestic economic performance in decisions to use military force abroad, the effect of party differences on policy choices about the use of force and the allocation of the military budget in the United States, and on the influence of economic interests on congressional voting on foreign economic and security policy matters.