Special Event: The Warren and Anita Manshel Lecture in American Foreign Policy


Monday, March 11, 2019, 4:00pm to 6:00pm


Loeb House, 17 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138

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“Trumpism in American Foreign Policy”
03.11.2019 | 4:00–6:00pm

The event is free and open to the public. It will be streamed live through the WCFIA Facebook page

The public tends to associate certain traditions in US foreign policy with Donald Trump himself: ethnonationalism, populism, and an ‘America First’ rhetoric. But how do we differentiate the man from the political repertoire that Trump articulates—and to some extent stands for? Put simply, Trumpism is not the same as Trump.


Peter J. Katzenstein, Walter S. Carpenter, Jr. Professor of International Studies, Cornell University.


Michèle Lamont, Director, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies; Professor of Sociology and of African and African American Studies, Departments of Sociology and African and African American Studies, Harvard University.


Peter J. Katzenstein is the Walter S. Carpenter, Jr. Professor of International Studies at Cornell University. His work addresses issues of political economy, security, and culture in world politics. His current research interests focus on power; the politics of civilizations and regions in world politics; and European and German politics.

Recent books include Protean Power: Exploring the Uncertain and Unexpected in World Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2018), coedited with Lucia Seybert; Anglo-America and Its Discontents: Civilizational Identities beyond West and East (Routledge, 2012); Sinicization and the Rise of China: Civilizational Processes beyond East and West (Routledge, 2012); and Civilizations in World Politics: Plural and Pluralist Perspectives (Routledge, 2010). He is the author, coauthor, editor, and coeditor of over forty books, edited volumes, or monographs, and over 100 articles or book chapters.

Katzenstein served as president of the American Political Science Association (2008–2009). He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1987, the American Philosophical Society in 2009, and the British Academy in 2015. He holds six honorary degrees from Renmin University (2008), the University of Piräus (2010), Peking University (2011), the University of Antwerp (2012), the University of Leiden (2015), and China Foreign Affairs University (2015). He is the winner of the Susan Strange Award (2011) of the International Studies Association and an honorary lifetime member of the Swiss Political Science Association.


Sarah Banse

The Warren and Anita Manshel Lecture in American Foreign Policy was established at the Center for International Affairs in 1993 by members of the Manshel family and by many of their friends. It stands as a memorial to the Manshels’ longstanding commitment to public affairs and their desire to advance greater understanding of the international relations of the United States. The lecture series honors Warren Manshel’s role as a founder of both The Public Interest and Foreign Policy, his service as ambassador to Denmark, and his deep involvement over many years in the work of the Center. It also serves to recognize Anita Manshel as Warren’s full partner and enthusiastic supporter in these endeavors, which he so often acknowledged.

For more information on the Manshel Lecture, please visit the Lectureships page.

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