Europe, Russia, and Mexico: An Analysis of U.S. Policy

University of Pennsylvania

William Burke-White is a renowned professor at the University of Pennsylvania and served in the Obama Administration from 2009-2011 on Secretary Clinton’s Policy Planning Staff. He has received the Levin Award and the Gorman Award for Excellence in Teaching.


The world is complicated, and America’s foreign policy towards other countries is rarely simple. How can we make sense of US foreign policy as related to three of the most important and interesting countries that America interacts with?

University of Pennsylvania Professor William Burke-White will take us behind-the-scenes of US foreign policy making, leading us on a tour of the world to understand the “how” and the “why” of our relationships with Europe, Russia, and Mexico. He’ll investigate what is at stake in US foreign policy making for America and dig into the histories, interests, cultures, and economies of these countries. We’ll learn about changing administrations and objectives in Washington, and we will get an inside look at how the US seeks to reconcile its security, economic interests, and core values in developing and advancing distinct foreign policy approaches.



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Kolleen Martin

good assessment

Good overall analysis of the US’s relationships with the other major countries in the world.

10 months ago
Mark Brazitis

Great Talk

Very informed and educated talk. The professor was outstanding. His content and delivery helped to dissect a very complex topic. Thank you!

10 months ago
Maggie Olmstead


Not exactly ground breaking. I was expecting more. It would have been better to split this into three talks so each one could go into more depth.

10 months ago
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