World Affairs Lectures

Bringing the world to campus

The World Affairs Lecture series has a long tradition of hosting thought leaders that bring new and different perspectives to campus. Students, faculty, staff and our community have long enjoyed engaging lectures that stimulate the mind.


 Upcoming Lectures

Do Morals Matter? Presidents and Foreign Policy

Professor Joseph S. Nye, Jr (Harvard University)

Date | Saturday, Jan. 25 | Refreshments 4:30, talk 5 p.m.

Photo of Dr. NyeDr. Nye is a University Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus and former Dean of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He received his bachelor's degree summa cum laude from Princeton University, won a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford, and earned a Ph.D. in political science from Harvard. He has served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, Chair of the National Intelligence Council, and a Deputy Under Secretary of State, and won distinguished service awards from all three agencies. His books include "The Future of Power", "The Power Game: A Washington Novel", and (forthcoming) "Do Morals Matter?" 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. In 2014, Japan awarded him the Order of the Rising Sun.

The talk is based on Professor Nye's forthcoming book

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 How Do Populists Govern?

Jan-Werner Mueller (Princeton University)

Date | Friday Feb. 21 |  Refreshments 5:30, talk 6 p.m.

Photo of Dr. Mueller - Copyright KD Busch

Jan-Werner Mueller (Muller) is a professor at Princeton University. His books include "Constitutional Patriotism", "Contesting Democracy: Political Ideas in Twentieth Century Europe", and "What is Populism?", which has been translated into 25 languages. He writes for the London Review of Books, the New York Times, and Foreign Affairs. Jan-Werner Müller studied at the Free University, Berlin, University College, London, St. Antony’s College, Oxford, and Princeton University. From 1996 until 2003 he was a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford; from 2003 until 2005 he was Fellow in Modern European Thought at the European Studies Centre, St. Antony’s College. Since 2005 he has been teaching in the Politics Department. Photo credit: KD Busch.

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