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Trump’s America and the World: The Perils of a US Disengagement from Global Politics

  • Stephen G. Brooks
Monday 1 October 2018
Koningin Julianaplein 10 (13th floor)
2595 AA The Hague

Staying engaged or coming home?

Drawing upon research from his recently published book America Abroad: The United States’ Global Role in the 21st Century (coauthored with William Wohlforth) Stephen G. Brooks ( Professor of Government at Dartmouth) will address the two most important questions concerning the United States’ role in the world. He will then discuss the implications of Trump’s foreign policy stance for Europe, as well as examine how fast America is declining.

Brooks’ underlying assessment is that for many decades into the future, the US will be the only state in a position to sustain a globally engaged grand strategy. But should America ‘stay engaged’ or should it now ‘come home’?

About Stephen G. Brooks

Stephen G. Brooks is a Professor of Government at Dartmouth, and has previously held fellowships at Harvard and Princeton. He does research on two topics: US grand strategy and the interaction between economics and security affairs.

He is the author of four books: Producing Security: Multinational Corporations, Globalization, and the Changing Calculus of Conflict (Princeton, 2005), World out of Balance: International Relations and the Challenge of American Primacy (Princeton, 2008), America Abroad: The United States’ Global Role in the 21st Century (Oxford, 2016), and Political Economy of International Security (Princeton, forthcoming). He has published many articles in journals such as International Security, International Organization, Foreign Affairs, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Perspectives on Politics, and Security Studies.

He received his PhD in Political Science with Distinction from Yale University, where his dissertation received the American Political Science Association’s Helen Dwight Reid Award for the best doctoral dissertation in international relations, law, and politics.

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