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The Biden Doctrine: One Year Later

01/26/2022 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM MT


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The Joe Biden administration faces major global challenges, from great power competition with China and Russia, to the aftermath of the Taliban victory in Afghanistan, to climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, American politics continues to be deeply divided with fears of political violence at home. One year into his presidency, what is the emerging Biden doctrine? At a defining moment in U.S. history, can Biden rally Americans around a foreign policy to protect the nation's interests and values? WorldDenver, the Foothills World Affairs Council, and the Colorado Springs World Affairs Council welcome Dr. Dominic Tierney and Dr. Marie Berry to revisit the Biden Doctrine a year into Biden's presidency.



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About Our Speaker

Dominic Tierney
Senior Fellow - National Security Program, Foreign Policy Research Institute

Dominic Tierney is professor of political science at Swarthmore College, a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, and a former contributing editor at The Atlantic.

He completed his PhD in international politics at Oxford University in 2003, and was a post-doctoral fellow at the Mershon Center at Ohio State University and the Olin Institute at Harvard University before coming to Swarthmore in 2005. In 2008-2009, he was a research fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.

His published books include:

  • Failing to Win: Perceptions of Victory and Defeat in International Politics (Harvard University Press, 2006), with Dominic Johnson, which won the International Studies Association award for the best book of the year, and was nominated for the best book of the decade.
  • FDR and the Spanish Civil War: Neutrality and Commitment in the Struggle that Divided America (Duke University Press, 2007), which was described by Diplomatic History as "a model of superb diplomatic history."
  • Tierney's latest book is The Right Way to Lose a War: America in an Age of Unwinnable Conflicts (Little, Brown, & Co., 2015), which was reviewed in the Wall Street Journal, featured on MSNBC and NPR, and excerpted in the and In Foreign Affairs, Lawrence Freedman described the book as “brave and interesting."

Tierney's work has also appeared in The New York TimesThe Los Angeles Times, NPR, and various academic journals.

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About Our Moderator

Dr. Marie Berry
Associate Professor, University of Denver

Dr. Marie Berry is an Associate Professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, where she is an affiliate of the Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy. She is also the Director of the Inclusive Global Leadership Initiative (IGLI), an effort to catalyze research, education, and programming aimed at elevating and amplifying the work that women activists are doing at the grassroots to advance peace, justice, and human rights across the world. As a sociologist, her research focuses on violence, gender, and politics. Her award-winning first book, War, Women, and Power: From Violence to Mobilization in Rwanda and Bosnia-Herzegovina (Cambridge University Press 2018), examines the impact of mass violence on women’s political mobilization in Rwanda and Bosnia. Her second book project explores women’s participation in movements for social change across the world. Together with Dr. Milli Lake (LSE), she runs the Women’s Rights After War Project. Dr. Berry’s work has been published in places like Gender & Society, DemocratizationSignsNew Political EconomyMobilizationPolitics & GenderForeign PolicyBoston ReviewThe Monkey Cage, and Political Violence @ A Glance


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