26 November - US Foreign Policy after the 2020 Election

The next lecture in the UCC-Defence Forces Lecture Series will be on ‘US Foreign Policy after the 2020 election’, by Dr. Jack Thompson of the Hague Centre for Security Studies. The lecture will take place on-line on Thurs 26th November, 6.30-8.00 (Irish/UK time) (- log-on details below).


The 2020 US presidential election has been described as one of the most important in the history of the United States and its outcome may have major implications not only for the US domestically, but also for US foreign policy and global politics. This lecture will address these issues.


Dr. Jack Thompson is a Senior Strategic Analyst at the Hague Centre for Security Studies, where he leads a range of projects in the fields of security and defense. His main research interests are US foreign policy, European security, and transatlantic relations. Before joining the HCSS, he was Head of the Global Security Team at the Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich and Lecturer at the Clinton Institute, University College Dublin. He is author or co-editor of numerous books, articles, and reports, including Great Power Rising: Theodore Roosevelt and the Politics of US Foreign Policy (Oxford University Press, 2019), which was awarded the Theodore Roosevelt Association 2020 Book Prize.

The UCC-Defence Forces Lecture Series aims to contribute to informed public debate on contemporary global security challenges, how such problems may impact on Ireland and how Ireland can contribute to addressing regional and global security threats. The lecture series is jointly organised by the Defence Forces and UCC’s Colleges of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences and Business and Law.

Lecture details:

  • US Foreign Policy after the 2020 Election
  • Jack Thompson. Hague Centre for Security Studies
  • Thursday 26th November 2020, 18.30-20.00 (Irish/UK time)
  • On-line via the following link: MS Teams (- no registration or log-in is required, but we kindly request that you go to link shortly before the start time of 18.30).
  • The lecture will also be recorded so that people may view it later if they wish.

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