The US Foreign Policy Working Group organises the annual US Foreign Policy Conference, the largest gathering of US Foreign Policy specialists outside of the United States.
The US Foreign Policy Conference 2014 will take place September 17th-19th, 2014, at the London School of Economics. Across 3 days, the conference will bring together scholars of US foreign policy from the UK, Europe, the United States and Canada, along with policymakers and postgraduate students – over 100 participants in all.
The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Global Perspectives’. It reflects the fact that the impact of US foreign policy is felt everywhere and at every level. Deep histories animate American engagements almost everywhere. The United States dominates the settlements of the global economy and defines the terms of international development. It is the state looked to in times of international crisis, and to lead in addressing global challenges. Yet the power and purpose behind US decision-making is the subject of perpetual debate. Critical approaches contrast American values with US actions. And America’s polarised domestic politics betray a profound ambivalence to its international role.