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Isolationism: the future of US foreign policy?


Charles Kupchan (Georgetown University) discussed his new book, Isolationism: A History of America’s Efforts to Shield Itself from the World with Dr Leslie Vinjamuri (SOAS). The discussion covered how the resurgence of isolationism is reshaping America foreign policy and what it means for the post-COVID world. 



Charles Kupchan

Charles A. Kupchan is Professor of International Affairs in the School of Foreign Service and Government Department at Georgetown University, and Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. He served as Special Assistant to the President in the Obama White House and on the National Security Council in both the Obama and the first Clinton administrations. His latest book is Isolationism: A History of America’s Efforts to Shield Itself from the World (2020). 

Leslie Vinjamuri

Leslie Vinjamuri (@londonvinjamuri) is a Reader (Associate Professor) in International Relations and Chair of the International Relations Speaker Series at SOAS and an alumna of LSE. Leslie is Head of the US & the Americas Programme and Dean of the Queen Elizabeth II Academy for Leadership in International Affairs at Chatham House. From 2010-2018 she was (founding) co-Director then Director (from 2016) of the Centre on Conflict, Rights and Justice at SOAS.




Peter Trubowitz

Peter Trubowitz (@ptrubowitz) is Professor of International Relations and Director of the US Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Associate Fellow at Chatham House



This event was held on 5 March 2021 and was part of the LSE Festival: Shaping the Post-COVID World.

Header image credit: Photo by Juliana Kozoski on Unsplash

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