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International Seminar Series: Foreign Policy: Challenges for Next President
Sept. 28 Ali Riaz, Chair of the ISU Department of Politics and Government, will present “Foreign Policy: What Challenges will the New President Face?”
The next President of the United States will face a world no different from today where uncertainty is the only certain thing and chaos is the order of the day. Yet the United States will require to be engaged with the world and work with the international community for making the best of the situation. Notwithstanding the belligerent posturing of Russia, growing influence of China, the rise of regional powers around the world, instability in the Middle East, terrorist threats posed by transnational groups like ISIS, and debilitating effects of the climate change, the President will have to confront new challenges. This presentation will discuss these challenges, examine what the President can do, and what the President should avoid.
Ali Riaz is University Professor and Chair of the department of Politics and Government at Illinois State University. His research interests include South Asian politics, Political Islam, and political economy of media. His most recent publication is “Bangladesh: A Political History since Independence” (2016).
In accordance with the International Strategic Plan, Illinois State University is in the process of developing campus-wide global learning goals. This is an exciting time of growth and change for the ISU community. Comprehensive campus internationalization, as it is called, goes far beyond study-abroad trips and international student recruitment. It includes the expansion of internationally-oriented courses, clubs, dining, housing, civic engagement and other activities at our home campus and affiliated locations. This past Spring, the Office of International Studies and Programs (OISP) dedicated its International Studies Seminar Series to the topics of Global Learning with a focus on Global Engagement. This Fall, we will examine The U.S. Presidential Election, its Global Implications, and its Comparative Perspectives. The International Studies Seminar Series will be held on Wednesdays from 12:00-1:00pm in the Bone Student Center at 100 N. University St., Normal, IL 61761, starting August 31st and ending on November 16th. Students, staff, faculty, and community members are all encouraged to attend. For more information, please contact Dr. Maria Schmeeckle at firstname.lastname@example.org or (309) 438-2932.
This is part of the continuing International Studies Seminar Series sponsored by the Office of International Studies and Programs. Small snacks will be served.