Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Seattle University
- Raised and educated in California, I received my PhD in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley. Have taught in the Political Science Department at Seattle University since 1988. Publish on military intervention, refugees, international aid, and global governance. Have served as chair of my department, president of the Academic Assembly, and interim dean of my college. Was Wismer Chair of Gender and Diversity from 2009-2011.
Ukraine, China and the Future of U.S. Foreign Policy
Congressman Smith has said the war in Ukraine is a "defining moment" for the world. The U.S.'s relationship with NATO has been reaffirmed. Meanwhile, tensions have risen over China's plans for Taiwan, which the U.S. has vowed to defend. We speak to Rep. Smith about managing our economic reliance on a competing nation while keeping global order intact.
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