Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

After the Revolutions Across North Africa: Changes in Global Geopolitics

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

7 p.m.

Joukowsky Forum

American and European Foreign Policies are often contrasted as polar opposites. The US is supposedly unilateral and militarist, the Europeans are supposedly multilateral and pacifist. Yet we now have a situation where the French are leading the 'just war' in Libya and the Americans are the multilateralists. Yet European and American foreign policies have been more similar than is often realized in one crucial respect: they both sought to support any regime in the Middle East that delivered 'stability' to the region. This panel examines the consequences of this policy stance and ask if the revolutions taking place in the region mark the end of these policies."

Location:  Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institiute, 111 Thayer Street