This seminar will focus on U.S. foreign policy throughout history.


Registration fee: €10

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Key Issues in American Foreign Policy - From George Washington to "America First" and Beyond

Teacher seminar / Registration fee €10 / Please register via our registration form


This talk examines America’s evolving role in the world from its early days to the present: George Washington’s Farewell Address and the Monroe Doctrine, US involvement in the World Wars, the Cold War, and the Vietnam War. Finally, we will take a look at the present era starting with the 1990s “New World Order” and the post-9/11 “War on Terror” all the way to Trump’s “America First” slogan. Given the relative decline of American wealth, power, and respect in recent decades, the question today is: What lies beyond American global hegemony and what does it mean for the transatlantic relationship? As usual, political cartoons and satirical videos will help liven up the serious issues at hand.


09:00 Before Superpower: American Foreign Policy from Independence to the World Wars

09:45 From Berlin to Saigon and Back Again: The Cold War and Decolonization

10:30 Coffee Break

11:00 The "Indispensable Nation": From the Cold War to Obama

11:45 America First? Foreign Policy under Trump

12:30 Quo Vadis America: Beyond American Hegemony

13:00 Open Discussion

14:00 End

Please register via our registration form or online via FIBS.
FIBS: Stiftung Bayerisches Amerikahaus gGmbH

Speaker: Dr. Markus Hünemörder, LMU München
Organizer: Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations
Registration fee: €10
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