What does foreign policy look like today, and what will it look like in the Trump era?
Enter Daniel Kurtzer, the former U.S. Ambassador to Israel and Egypt, who is now a leading professor at Princeton University and co-author of The Peace Puzzle: America’s Quest for Arab-Israeli Peace, 1989–2011. IVY hosted him at an in-depth discussion that took place the night after the 2016 presidential election, where Kurtzer offered his predictions for a Trump presidency, and shared the key policy issues with which the President-Elect will need to grapple. He led us through the intricacies of U.S. policy in the Middle East and beyond, with insight on past and present White House approaches to the complex challenges of the international stage.
One lesson from his talk? If this country really wants to “Make America Great Again,” we need to act great. As George Kennan advised during the Cold War: the way to win an ideological war is to practice what you preach, and prove that your country embodies the values it says it does.