Debates about U.S. foreign policy have revolved around three main traditions – liberal internationalism, realism, and nationalism. This book delves deeply into a fourth, overlooked foreign policy tradition that he calls “conservative internationalism.” This approach spreads freedom, like liberal internationalism; arms diplomacy, like realism; and preserves national sovereignty, like nationalism. It targets a world of limited government or independent “sister republics,” not a world of great power concerts or centralized international institutions.
Conservative Internationalism shows how the United States can effectively sustain global leadership while respecting the constraints of public will and material resources.
Monday, November 4, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.
Hosted by Edwin Meese III
Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow Emeritus, The Heritage Foundation
The Heritage Foundation’s Lehrman Auditorium
~ Books will be available for purchase. ~
214 Massachusetts Avenue, NE | Washington, DC 20002 | (202) 546-4400
Plus! Later in the same day at 5:30, Nau will be speaking at the American Enterprise Institute:
Arthur C. Brooks, AEI
Henry Nau, US–Japan–South Korea Legislative Exchange Program
Adjournment and Reception
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Henry R. Nau is professor of political science and international affairs in the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. His many books include The Myth of America’s Decline, At Home Abroad, and Perspectives on International Relations.