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IQ2 Debate: Obama's foreign policy is a gift to his enemies

Come join IQ2 for a debate on Obama's foreign policy with Simon Schama, Bernard-Henri Levy et al on Thurs 27 May 2010

Barack Obama’s foreign policy will come under expert scrutiny on Thursday evening, as influential hawks and doves debate whether the president’s policies have left America looking feeble on the world stage. TV historian and academic Simon Schama will clash with General Jack Keane, former vice chief of staff of the US Army, on the
motion “Obama’s foreign policy is a gift to his enemies.”
Mr Schama, opposing the motion said: “Ask yourself one question. How did you feel about American power in the world three years ago, and how do you feel about it now?”
Mr Schama will team up with by Bernard-Henri Lévy, France's leading philosopher, and Philip Bobbit, a professor
at Columbia Law School.
General Keane will support the motion alongside Bill Kristol, one of America’s best known conservative commentators, and Con Coughlin, executive foreign editor of The Daily Telegraph.
Mr Coughlin said: “Barack Obama's foolhardy decision to set a deadline for the withdrawal of American troops from
Afghanistan next year has only served to strengthen the Taliban's resolve to continue the fight.”

Where: Methodist Central Hall, Westminster, London SW1H 9NH
When: Thursday 27th May 2010 Doors open at 6:00 pm. The debate starts at 6:45 pm and finishes at 8:30 pm.

BBC World News broadcasts (all times are GMT): Sat 5th June 09:10 and 21:10 and Sun 6th June 02:10 and 15:10


Bernard-Henri Lévy | talks
Professor Simon Schama | talks | www
Con Coughlin | talks
Professor Philip Bobbitt | talks
Bill Kristol | talks
Jack Keane | talks


Date and Time:

27 May 2010 at 6:45 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Methodist Central Hall Westminster
Storey's Gate

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