R706 Fall 2018 American Foreign Policy Discussion Group
Thursdays, 2:15–3:40, Sept. 20–Oct. 11
Instructor: Zachary Teich
Class limit: 25
We will examine selected issues in US foreign policy. Each session will open with a 10 to 15 minute scene-setter and proceed with a guided discussion. The first session will be an overview of how the United States has viewed its role in the world from Washington to Trump. The next three will look at specific current regional or functional issues, with likely one session each on the Middle East, Russia, and China. The instructor will not lecture, but rather inspire debate and discussion.
Zachary Teich holds a BA in political science from the University of South Florida, a MSFS from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, and a MS in strategic studies from the Marine Corps War College. Teich was a foreign service officer, US Department of State, from 1979-2006. He served in US embassies in Guatemala City, Quito, London, Canberra, and Antananarivo. He was also a personal services contractor with the State Department’s Nonproliferation and Disarmament Fund from 2006-2012.