Saturday, May 9, 5pm: “Does Obama have a plan? American foreign policy and its discontents” —James Traub

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Date(s) - Saturday, May 9 2015
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm



Does Obama have a plan? American foreign policy and its discontents

James Traub

Saturday, May 9, 2015

5:00-7:00 p.m.

Doors open 5:00 pm, event starts 5:30 pm.

U.S. President Barack Obama’s foreign policy has mystified and frustrated those who seek to categorize his approach in familiar categories such as “realist” or “idealist.” Author and journalist James Traub joins the Shanghai Foreign Correspondents’ Club for a casual discussion about the essence and evolution of Obama’s foreign policy.

Venue details: AZUL

8/F, Ferguson Lane, 378 Wukang Lu

武康路378号8楼, 近泰安路

Phone: 5405 2252


Admission: FCC members: 50 rmb; Non-members: 100 rmb

Price includes two drinks.


About the Speaker:


James Traub

Author and journalist James Traub is a former staff writer for The New Yorker, and a former contributing writer to The New York Times magazine, reporting widely from Africa and the Middle East. He currently hosts Carnegie Council’s Ethics Matter series and writes a column for Foreign Policy‘s website entitled “Terms of Engagement.” His articles have been widely reprinted and anthologized, and he has written extensively about international affairs, especially involving the United Nations. He is the author of five books, including The Best Intentions: Kofi Annan and the UN in the Era of American World PowerThe Devil’s Playground: A Century of Pleasure and Profit in Times Square; and The Freedom Agenda: Why America Must Spread Democracy (Just Not the Way George Bush Did). He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and lives in New York.



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