The Department of International Relations and European Studies (IRES) and the Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy, and International Relations cordially invite you to a public lecture on
‘Obama’s Grand Strategy and the Crisis in Lybia: How different from the Bush Approach?’
Speaker: Professor Stuart Kaufman (University of Delaware and Fulbright Scholar, Diplomatic Academy, University of Vienna)
Chair: Prof. Erin Jenne (IRES)
Day and time: Friday 25 March 2011, 10 am
Venue: Nador 13, Room 2
President Obama's reaction to the crisis in Libya may be the most dramatic illustration of how his overall grand strategy differs from that of President Bush. While Obama dramatically changed the tone of US foreign policy when he assumed office, much in US national security policy remained unchanged: US troops remain in Iraq and Afghanistan, for example, and the Guantanamo detention facility remains in operation. The revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt, and now the Libya crisis, provide a chance for Obama to strike out in a dramatically new direction. How well is he doing in seizing this opportunity?