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Experts to discuss Trump and a new era of competition among the world’s super powers during Pell Center lecture

NEWPORT, R.I.(Sept. 8, 2017) – Two foreign policy strategists will host a public conversation at Salve Regina University that will examine the geo-political transition from post-Cold War cooperation among the world’s major powers – namely  the U.S., Russia and China – into a newly heightened era of competition now facing the Trump Administration.

Dr. Thomas Wright, director of the Center for the United States and Europe and a senior fellow in the Project on International Order and Strategy at the Brookings Institution, and Dr. James Goldgeier, professor of International Relations who has served as Dean of the School of International Service at American University, will host the discussion, “Great Power Rivalry and U.S. Foreign Policy in the Trump Era.”

The event, hosted by the Pell Center at Salve Regina, will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 13 in Bazarsky Lecture Hall, located in O’Hare Academic Center, Ochre Point Avenue. Registration for this free event is required. Visit or call 341-2371 to reserve your seat.

Wright is the author of “All Measures Short of War: The Contest for the 21st Century and the Future of American Power,” which has been described by Publisher’s Weekly as a “bracing antidote to simplistic thinking about complex policies” and by The Financial Times as an “immensely useful and lucid analysis of the current global balance of power.”

He will provide an overview of some of the main themes of his book—the revival of great power competition, and the growing challenges to the international liberal order—before giving his assessment of how the Trump Administration has chosen to navigate this difficult geopolitical environment.

Goldgeier has authored or co-authored four books including: “America Between the Wars: From 11/9 to 9/11;” “Power and Purpose: U.S. Policy toward Russia after the Cold War;” and “Not Whether But When: The U.S. Decision to Enlarge NATO.” He is the recipient of the Edgar S. Furniss book award in national and international security and co-recipient of the Georgetown University Lepgold Book Prize in international relations. 

Dr. Iskander Rehman, senior fellow for international relations at Salve Regina’s Pell Center, will moderate the discussion.