Leading from behind: Third time a charm?

Tags: Owen Harries, Tom Switzer

25 June 2013

Time: 12:45pm - 1:45pm

Location: Lowy Institute for International Policy, 31 Bligh St, Sydney

The National InterestIn his reluctance to brandish America’s global leadership credentials at every turn, President Barack Obama is tapping into an important strain of American history. In a new article in The American Interest, Owen Harries and Tom Switzer argue that it might help Washington learn the wisdom of great power prudence and humility in an increasingly post-American era.

Owen Harries is a Visiting Fellow at the Lowy Institute for International Policy and editor emeritus of leading Washington-based foreign policy quarterly, The National Interest.

Tom Switzer is a research associate at the US Studies Centre and editor of the Centre’s online journal, American Review, as well as the Australian edition of The Spectator.

This was a Lowy Institute for International Policy event. 

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