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American Foreign Policy and the Ancient Historian: The Case of Thucydides

October 16, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

A talk by Seth Jaffe, assistant professor of political science and international affairs at John Cabot University. 

Working at the intersection of international relations, foreign policy and Greek thought, Jaffe draws on his original interpretation of Thucydides’ account of the causes of war to explore arguments surrounding the Thucydides Trap, or the strong claim about the “inevitability” of conflict between the United States and China. Contrary to those who appropriate Thucydides as the original power transition theorist, Jaffe argues that the Thucydidean account in fact involves second image claims, which alter the character of the necessity (or “inevitability”) of conflict between rising powers and ruling ones. 

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Details

Date:
October 16, 2019
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Venue

North Stevens Hall
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Organizer

Robert Ballingall
Phone:
207.581.1876
Email:
robert.ballingall@maine.edu

Other

Sponsor
Department of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series
Age
235