What is America's role in the world today? How does the United States measure up in terms of international influence, economic competitiveness, and social progress? In an era of significant domestic polarization and international conflict, U.S. policymakers seek to reconcile divergent opinions about the country's priorities. The series "U.S. and Them" will examine America's economy, foreign relations, military reach, educational status, and the viability—and relevance—of the American Dream.
Lied Center for Performing Arts,
301 N. 12th Street, Lincoln, NE
All lectures are free and open to the public.
“On Capital & The Capitol”
David Wessel, Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 7 p.m.
Lewis E. Harris Lecture on Public Policy
Sponsored by the College of Business Administration
“Washington and the World in the Age of Obama”
Susan Glasser, Foreign Policy Magazine
Wednesday, October 8, 2013 - 7 p.m.
“Who Stole the American Dream?”
Hedrick Smith, Author
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 7 p.m.
“The American Military: War and Peace, Spending and Politics”
Andrew Bacevich, Boston University
Derek Chollet, Department of Defense
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 7 p.m.
The Chuck and Linda Wilson Dialogue
“Catching Up or Leading the Way: American Education in the Age of Globalization”
Yong Zhao, University of Oregon
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 7 p.m.
Sponsored by the College of Education and Human Sciences