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Hauptmann Lecture with Dr. Stephen Walt

National Archives at Kansas City

8700 NW River Park Drive, Parkville, MO.
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


On Thursday, September 12 at 6:30 p.m., the National Archives in partnership with Park University, will host Dr. Stephen Walt who will present a lecture titled Can America Still Have a Successful Foreign Policy? This program will take place in the Jenkin and Barbara David Theater at Park University, 8700 NW River Park Drive, Parkville, MO. Reservations are requested for this free program. 

Walt's presentation will be the focus of the 27th annual Dr. Jerzy Hauptmann Lecture. Walt is the Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Affairs in the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Walt's lecture will examine how U.S. foreign policy veered off-course and what must be done to get it back. He will explain the sources of recent foreign policy failures and offer an alternative grand strategy that would be better for the U.S. and the rest of the world. 

Walt was appointed to his current position in 1999, and he also served as academic dean of the Kennedy School of Government from 2002-06. In addition, he has been a contributing editor of Foreign Policy magazine since 2009 and serves as co-editor of the Cornell Studies in Security Affairs. In 2005, Walt was elected as a fellow into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and he received the International Studies Association’s Distinguished Senior Scholar award in 2014. His latest book, The Hell of Good Intentions: America’s Foreign Policy Elite and the Decline of U.S. Primacy, was published in 2018. 

The Hauptmann lecture series is named in honor of the late Park University professor emeritus of political science and public administration, Jerzy Hauptmann, Ph.D. Hauptmann taught at Park for more than 50 years, and launched the University’s first graduate degree program in 1982. In 2001, Park’s School for Public Affairs was renamed the Hauptmann School of Public Affairs in honor of this remarkable educator. The Hauptmann Lecture brings outstanding scholars to the Kansas City area to address topics related to Hauptmann’s three areas of study: international politics, public administration and democracy. This program is presented in partnership with Park University and the International Relations Council.




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