UF Office of Public Policy Events holds debate on modern US foreign policy
The University of Florida’s Office of Public Policy Events, in partnership with the Bob Graham Center for Public Service and the Hamilton Center for Classical and Civic Education, will be hosting a debate on Oct. 24 at 4 p.m. in Rion Ballroom East in the Reitz Union.
This free debate is titled “U.S. Foreign Policy Today: Challenges and Opportunities,” and is a timely discussion as the United States navigates its security, prosperity, and influence in an increasingly complex international landscape.
The debate will introduce attendees to various perspectives on a range of topics related to the nation’s most pressing foreign policy challenges. Topics may include the relationship of the United States to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine as well as Israel and Hamas; effectively competing with rising global powers like China and a resurgent Russia; and combating terrorism and addressing the ideological roots of extremism.
Matt Jacobs, director of the Bob Graham Center for Public Service, will debate with William Inboden, director of the Hamilton Center for Classical and Civic Education. Lucca Carlson, a third-year political science major, will moderate the event.
Jacobs is an associate professor of U.S. and international history at UF. Known for his commitment to internationalizing the undergraduate experience, he teaches international politics and history courses. His research focuses on U.S.-Middle East relations.
Inboden is a professor of history at UF. As a national security strategist, he serves on numerous governmental councils and is editor-in-chief of the “Texas National Security Review.” His research interests include American foreign policy, the presidency, and American history.
A reception with the speakers will immediately follow. Faculty, students, staff, and the community are encouraged to attend. The event will be recorded and posted on YouTube at a later date on the Bob Graham Center’s and the Hamilton Center’s channels.