Harvard professor and author of the “The Israel Lobby And U.S. Foreign Policy,” Stephen Walt joins the show to discuss Charles Koch’s latest initiative to create a multi-million dollar grant for graduate and doctoral students to study U.S. foreign policy at MIT and Harvard. Walt briefly describes how the grant came about and then discusses with Scott the modern state of U.S. foreign policy debate in academia and why there has been striking uniformity in the post-Cold War era.
Discussed on the show:
- “Libertarian billionaire Charles Koch is making a big bet on foreign policy” (Washington Post)
- Charles Koch
- Barry Posen
- “Professor Barry Posen becomes Director of the MIT Security Studies Program” (MIT)
- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs (Harvard)
- Chalmers Johnson
- Doug Bandow
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