The False Promise of Preventive War

December 16, 2020
Can 'preventive war' succeed and is it justifiable? What if it had been employed against Germany in 1936, or at other moments against rising powers?
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Joe Biden’s Personnel and Policy

December 1, 2020
On this episode, host Justin Logan is joined by CSS Senior Fellow Gil Barndollar and Professor of Politics Jonathan Askonas to examine what Joe Biden's appointments to his national security team might mean in terms of America's overall foreign policy. Will his administration see a return to traditional diplomacy, or embrace sweeping, potentially hubristic ambitions?
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Empire Salon: Democracy and Imperalism

October 22, 2020
Managing Director William S. Smith spoke to the Committee for the Republic about his book, "Democracy and Imperialism: Irving Babbitt and Warlike Democracies." Remarks originally delivered via Zoom on October 14, 2020.
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Catholicism and U.S. Foreign Policy

September 17, 2020
On this episode, host Justin Logan is joined by Michael C. Desch, who is Packey J. Dee Professor of International Relations at the University of Notre Dame, as well as Jonathan Askonas, Professor of Politics at the Catholic University of America.
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Who Are We?

September 17, 2020
On this inaugural episode of the CSS podcast, host Justin Logan is joined by Claes G. Ryn, Professor of Politics at the Catholic University of America and editor of the scholarly journal Humanitas, plus William S. Smith, Managing Director of the Center for the Study of Statesmanship.
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CSS’ Gilmour to Appear at Harvard Club

January 16, 2020
This presentation, based on his recently published book, uses insights from the ancient world to support critical thinking and policy formulation toward a region in which the United States continues to have significant interests.
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A Thanksgiving Message from CSS

November 24, 2019
Unilateralism represents a reversal of the old spirit of constitutionalism and checks-and-balances. Just as, domestically, particular interests need to accommodate other interests, so, internationally, states need to check and balance each other.
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New Staff at the Center

December 5, 2018
Justin T. Logan has been appointed Director of Programs and Research Associate at the Center for the Study of Statesmanship.
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CSS Launch Event: Panel Discussion and Introductory Remarks

November 6, 2017
Full video from our Launch Event on September 13, 2017. Featuring a conversation on U.S. foreign policy with Dr. Claes Ryn, Doug Bandow, and The Most Reverend Timothy Broglio, J.C.D. Introductory remarks by John Garvey, President of The Catholic University of America.
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Louis Fisher: War Powers and Unconstitutional Wars from Truman to the Present

September 22, 2017
The Center for the Study of Statesmanship at Catholic University hosted its first lecture on April 19, 2017, given by constitutional scholar Louis Fisher. Most recently Fisher has worked as a Senior Specialist in Separation of Powers at the Library of Congress, and lectured on the War Powers and unconstitutional wars.
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