WEBCAST: A Conversation with Professor Joseph Nye: Do Morals Matter?Event offered by:
Foreign Policy Association
- Wednesday, April 22, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
- Event type
- Lecture / Panel
Please join the Foreign Policy Association in welcoming Joseph S. Nye, University Distinguished Service Professor and former Dean of Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, to talk about his new book, Do Morals Matter? Presidents and Foreign Policy from FDR to Trump.
If you would like to submit a question, please send your question(s) to [email protected]. Questions can also be submitted by commenting in the discussion event during the live stream.
In his book, Joseph Nye analyzes the role of ethics in U.S. foreign policy after 1945. Nye works through each presidency from FDR to Trump and scores their foreign policy on three ethical dimensions: their intentions, the means they used, and the consequences of their decisions. In addition, he evaluates their leadership qualities, elaborating on which approaches work and which ones do not.
Joseph S. Nye - Speaker
University Distinguished Service Professor
Joseph S. Nye, Jr. is University Distinguished Service Professor and former Dean of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He received his bachelor's degree summa cum laude from Princeton University, won a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford, and earned a Ph.D. in political science from Harvard. He has served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, Chair of the National Intelligence Council, and a Deputy Under Secretary of State. His recent books include Soft Power, The Power Game: A Washington Novel, The Powers to Lead, The Future of Power, Presidential Leadership and the Creation of the American Era and Is the American Century Over?. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the British Academy, and the American Academy of Diplomacy. In a recent survey of international relations scholars, he was rated the fifth most influential over the past 20 years, ranked as the most influential scholar on American foreign policy, and Foreign Policy named him one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers in 2011. In November of 2014, Emperor Akihito of Japan conferred the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star, in recognition of his contribution to the development of studies on Japan-U.S. security and the promotion of mutual understanding between Japan and the United States.