On October 2 professors from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) traveled to the Homewood campus for two events meant to further the collaboration between SAIS and the undergraduate International Studies Program. The first, a lunch discussion panel about American foreign policy in the Trump era, included Professors Hal Brands, Adria Lawrence, Andrew Mertha, and Matthias Matthijs who shared their unique perspective on the current state of American foreign policy and how it might evolve after the 2020 elections. The panelists also promoted their undergraduate courses offerings that will be held on the Homewood campus this spring 2020.
The evening event welcomed Robert Work, former Deputy Secretary of Defense, and Richard Fontaine, CEO of the Center for New American Security, to talk about American foreign policy and the return of great-power competition. The discussion was moderated by Professor Hal Brands and included topics such as the future of war, America’s relationship with China and Russia, the Iranian nuclear deal, and the threat that Huawei poses to America’s global security infrastructure.