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Great Decisions Lecture Series: Jonathan Tetzlaff – The Waning of Pax Americana?

February 21, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm


The Great Decisions Lecture Series is organized by the World Affairs Council of Western North Carolina in collaboration with the Foreign Policy Association of America.

Jonathan Tetzlaff will speak on February 21st giving his lecture, The Waning of Pax Americana? , in Brevard College’s McLarty-Goodson, Room 125.

Cost: $45 per person for the 6 lecture series or $10 per person for a single lecture. (Seating is limited) Register here.

During the first months of Donald Trump’s presidency, the U.S. began a historic shift away from Pax Americana, the liberal international order that was established in the wake of World War II. Since 1945, Pax Americana has promised peaceful international relations and an open economy, buttressed by U.S. military power. In championing “America First” isolationism and protectionism, President Trump has shifted the political mood toward selective U.S. engagement, where foreign commitments are limited to areas of vital U.S. interest and economic nationalism is the order of the day. Geopolitical allies and challengers alike are paying close attention.

Jonathan Tetzlaff has a B.A. in International Relations, an M.A. in U.S. and Comparative Foreign Policy, and a CISSP, CBRM, and MBCI. He is a member of the World Affairs Council, the U.S. State Department’s Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC), the Association of Contingency Planners, and a number of other organizations. He has traveled globally throughout his life, most recently to North Korea. Jonathan’s training and presentations are global in nature: he has presented to many dozens of audiences over several decades, including the U.S. State Department, the University of North Carolina, the U.S. Army’s Worldwide Long-Range Planners’ Conference, the Conference Board, CISO Executive Summit, Security 500, the National Business Aviation Association, the University of Chicago, the International Security Management Association, and the National Defense University.


February 21, 2018
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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