World Order & American Foreign Policy

Robert Kagan

Hertog Foundation | 2012

What shapes the relationships among nations? How has America influenced the international order? Is American power and influence growing or declining? This seminar will address the nature of the world order and America’s role in shaping it.

In addition to completing daily reading assignments, students are expected to write one 500- to 750-word essay for the course. Each day, several students will submit an essay in response to one of the discussion questions listed on the syllabus. The essays will be shared and used to begin the seminar.

Image courtesy National Museum of American History