University hosts ‘The United States, Pivotal Powers, and the New Global Reality’ talk

November 5, 2008

“The United States, Pivotal Powers, and the New Global Reality” is the topic of a Nov. 18 talk presented by the Walker Institute of International and Area Studies at the University of South Carolina. 

To be held at 2:30 p.m. in the Lumpkin Auditorium of the Moore School of Business, the talk will feature Nina Hachigian and Mona Sutphen, coauthors of the new book, “The Next American Century: How the U.S. Can Thrive as Other Powers Rise.” They will discuss the redistribution of power around the globe and suggest policy options for how the United States can continue to be a world leader. 

Hachigian, a visiting scholar at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University, is senior vice president at the Center for American Progress, a think tank dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through ideas & action, located in Washington, D.C. She is the former director of the Center for Asia Pacific Policy and a senior political scientist at RAND (Research and Development). She also served on the staff of the National Security Council from 1998 – 99. 

Sutphen, managing director at Stonebridge International, LLC, a Washington, D.C.-based international business strategy firm, is a former diplomat, having served in Bangkok and Sarajevo. She has been a special assistant to National Security Adviser Samuel R. Berger and an adviser to United Nations Ambassador Bill Richardson. 

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