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The Paradox of American Power

Wednesday 22 January, 6.30pm
Old Theatre, Old Building

The US has more power than any other state since Rome. How should it use this power? What are its limitations? And what are the implications for the foreign policy of the Bush administration and its new national security strategy?

Professor Joseph Nye, Harvard University, will be speaking on The Paradox of American Power on Wednesday 22 January at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Professor Joseph Nye is dean of the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Previously, he served as assistant secretary of defence for international affairs.

This event, the first in a series of Miliband Lectures on American Power in the 21st Century, is free and open to all but a ticket is required. 

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To reserve a press ticket, contact Jessica Winterstein on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

Notes

This lecture is the first in a series of Miliband Lectures on American Power in the 21st Century

As the sole superpower, the USA occupies a unique position in economics, military, politics and international relations. Is America using its power for benign ends, or has it simply become a new self-seeking empire? This lecture series examines this question from diverse perspectives, bringing together some of the best commentators on American power and influence from different parts of the world.

The series continues with:

  • The New American Empire. Speaker: Professor Michael Cox. On: Wednesday 19 February, 6.30pm, Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE
  • Hard or Soft Power? Transatlantic Perspectives. Speakers: Robert Cooper and Robert Kagan. On: Thursday 6 March, 6.30pm, Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE

6 January 2003

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