Miller Center

The Superpower Myth: The Use and Misuse of American Might

Speaker: Nancy E Soderberg
Date: March 14, 2005
Time: 12:00 PM
Nancy E. Soderberg asks, "Are there limits to American power?" She argues that the Bush administration's foreign policy fails to recognize any limits. Soderberg shows that problems in places like Somalia, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq cannot be solved purely through the deployment of military might, but will require allies and consensus building. A graduate of Vanderbilt University with an M.A. in foreign service from Georgetown University, Soderberg was from 1993 to 1996 the third ranking official at the National Security Council, serving as Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. From 1997 to 2001 she was U.S. representative for Special Political Affairs at the United Nations, and with the rank of ambassador, served as a representative to the Security Council. A book signing will follow the Forum, and excerpts from her book will be posted on the Miller Center web site.

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