RMA Featured Speaker: Robert Gallucci, “Conversations on America’s Place in the World”

This week’s Retired Men’s Association speaker will be Robert Gallucci, distinguished professor at Georgetown University.

Gallucci’s talk will be on Wednesday, August 5 at 11:00. It will be a video conference. His topic will be “Conversations on America’s Place in the World”.

You will be joining the presentation as an attendee. You will be able to see and hear all speakers, but you will not be seen or heard initially. At the appropriate time, you will be able to ask questions or make a comment. We will let you know how to do that during the meeting.

Most common question: how do I know if I am connected?
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You can join the conference by telephone without a computer and listen to the presentation by calling one of these numbers…

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The Trump Administration has been in place for three and a half years and has made numerous foreign policy decisions that break with the practices of past administrations and dramatically question America’s prior role as the leader of a liberal world order.

His policy initiatives include withdrawal from multi-national agreements, sharp and demanding criticism of NATO and the European Union allies, and high profile meetings and attempts at friendship with authoritarian leaders including Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong-un, Mohammed bin Salman and Jair Bolsonaro. At the same time he has led the buildup of the U.S. military, the disengagement from costly conflicts on foreign soil, and the imposition of tariffs on imports,actions he has framed as long overdue policies of putting American interests first.

Has the Trump doctrine of “America First” strengthened or weakened our standing in the world? Have these policies made our national defense more secure and our nation more prosperous?Is this a positive or negative path for globalization?

Robert Gallucci, American diplomat and distinguished professor in the practice of diplomacy at Georgetown University, will address these questions.

Professor Gallucci has held teaching posts at Swarthmore College, Johns Hopkins University,and Georgetown University. He received fellowships from the Council on Foreign Relations;the International Institute for Strategic Studies;Harvard University;and the Brookings Institution.

In 1974,he left academia to focus on international affairs.He was the deputy director general of the Multinational Force and Observers, the Sinai peacekeeping force headquartered in Rome. In 1988, he joined the faculty of the National War College, where he taught for three years. In April 1991 he was appointed deputy executive chairman of the United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM) overseeing the disarmament of Iraq.His next post was in the Office of the Deputy Secretary as the senior coordinator responsible for nonproliferation and nuclear safety initiatives in the former Soviet Union. In July of the same year he was appointed Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs. During the North Korean nuclear crisis of 1994, Gallucci was the chief US negotiator. He also has served as an ambassador-at-large with the Department of State, since August 1994.

Mr. Gallucci served as Dean of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University from 1996 to 2009 and as president of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation from 2009 to 2015.Today he continues teaching as a distinguished professor at Georgetown University.