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Do Morals Matter in Foreign Policy?
Leaders often make decisions based not solely on self-interest, but also on their morals. What is an ethical foreign policy and do morals matter in decision making? What are the consequences of non-action? And is a nation’s global standing impacted by the use of morals in decision-making? Join us on Monday, September 21, at 12:00 PM EST, when Distinguished Harvard Professor and former Dean of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, Dr. Joseph S. Nye Jr. discusses the role of morals in foreign policy.
Dr. Joseph S. Nye Jr.
Joseph S. Nye Jr., University Distinguished Service Professor, Emeritus and former Dean of the Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He received his bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from Princeton University, won a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University, and earned a PhD in political science from Harvard. He has served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, Chair of the National Intelligence Council, and Deputy Under Secretary of State for Security Assistance, Science and Technology. His most recent books include The Power to Lead; The Future of Power; Presidential Leadership and the Creation of the American Era; Is the American Century Over? and Do Morals Matter? Presidents and Foreign Policy from FDR to Trump. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the British Academy, and the American Academy of Diplomacy. In a recent survey of international relations scholars, he was ranked as the most influential scholar on American foreign policy, and in 2011, Foreign Policy named him one of the top 100 Global Thinkers.