Between Intervention and Isolationism: Finding the Future of Progressive Foreign Policy

Between Intervention and Isolationism: Finding the Future of Progressive Foreign Policy

Session Type(s): Panel

Starts: Thursday, Jun. 20 10:30 AM (Pacific)

Ends: Thursday, Jun. 20 11:45 AM (Pacific)

Room: 212 BD

The Iraq war, and the progressive movement that rose up to oppose and end it, was a watershed moment in American history.  The Iraq experience, its far-reaching costs and consequences, have reshaped the way that many Americans view the usefulness of military interventions in promoting U.S. national security.  The economic crisis has also made Americans far less inclined to support open-ended military deployments abroad. But is a more restrained US foreign policy one that serves progressive principles? Should progressives embrace calls for a more limited U.S. role in the world? This panel will discuss how the U.S. foreign policy discussion has changed over the past ten years, and the effort to articulate a view of U.S. national security consistent with progressive ideals.