AMS 391 • Crises in U.S. Foreign Policy: Theodore Roosevelt to George W. Bush
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
This seminar concentrates on a century of decisive moments in American foreign policy: how each crisis was perceived and addressed by the White House, the Congress, the media, the private sector, etc. Although the current Administration will form an inevitable back-drop to class discussions, earlier examples of both optimal and sub-optimal crisis management will be examined. Students with regional interests will have the opportunity to focus on U.S. relations with Latin America, Europe, Asia, etc.,&especially in their research papers. The impact on world opinion of American responses to challenges will be considered. The final class sessions will examine then-current policy options in the light of a hundred years of experience and precedent.