Foreign Policy

February 2022Eastern EuropeOpinion2022

Where’s the Working Class in Foreign Policy?

The wealthiest country in human history finds itself helpless in stopping a nation with an economy smaller than that of Texas. There’s no punchline to follow, and if there was, it would certainly fall flat to Ukrainian comedian-turned-President Volodymyr Zelensky. NPR reports that Russian President Vladimir Putin has encircled Ukraine’s border with 100,000 Russian soldiers.

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Campus Spotlight2021March 2021School of Diplomacy News

Robert Zoellick Speaks at the School of Diplomacy on Foreign Policy and U.S. Diplomacy

The School of Diplomacy recently welcomed former World Bank President Robert Zoellick to discuss his new book, America in the World: A History of U.S. Diplomacy and Foreign Policy.  Zoellick also served as the Deputy Secretary of State, and U.S. Trade Representative from 2001 to 2005. The event was moderated by Dr. Anne Marie Murphy, Director of the Center for Foreign Policy Studies and Professor at the School of Diplomacy. 

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2021March 2021International NewsAmericasAsia

President Biden Orders Airstrikes in Syria

The U.S. resumed its counterterrorism efforts under President Joe Biden, who ordered a targeted airstrike in Syria against Iranian-backed militia groups on February 25. CNBC reports that the controversial action was solely directed by the President without conferring with Congress While  congressional leadership was briefed by the Pentagon a day before the airstrikes were launched, they did not pass an authorization for the use of force in Syria.

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“Race and Diplomacy”: Foreign Policy Experts Discuss the Implications of Racial Injustice

Nearly six weeks after the attack on Capitol Hill, Seton Hall University hosted a virtual panel of three young foreign policy experts to discuss the implications of racial injustice in American foreign policy. The three panelists invited were Lia Miller, a foreign service officer who previously served as chief of the Public Affairs Office at the U.S. Embassy in Yervan, Armenia, Asha Castleberry-Hernandez, a recent appointee as senior advisor in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs at the U.S. State Department, and Jessica Lee, senior research fellow on East Asia at the Quincy Institute.  The event was moderated by Troy Dorch, a Seton Hall alumni and member of the University’s Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Justice Coalition.

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Campus Spotlight2021January 2021School of Diplomacy News

“Modeling Public Discourse”: Diplomacy Faculty Discuss the Biden administration’s Foreign Policy

On January 21, one day after President Joe Biden’s inauguration, the Seton Hall School of Diplomacy and International Relations held its second Faculty Panel Discussion event to discuss the Biden administration’s foreign policy agenda and forecast possible challenges for the future.

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