Life as a Practitioner

August 2, 2021
Charles McLaughlin, a lifelong practitioner of foreign policy, talks about his own career path, what he has learned over the years, and his thoughts on some of the largest challenges facing the United States.
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Democracy and Democratism

June 10, 2021
We're joined by Emily Finley of Stanford University and Arta Moeini of the Institute for Peace and Diplomacy for an "upstream" discussion on the deeper philosophical sources of our foreign policy problems, with a particular focus on the problem of democracy and elite leadership.
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The Russia Puzzle

May 27, 2021
Matthew Dal Santo looks at Russia through the lenses of culture, history, and society, and at how such a broader perspective might help us better understand its foreign policy. Managing Director William S. Smith joins.
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Supremacy, Neutrality, Isolationism

May 10, 2021
American foreign policy shifted dramatically in the middle of the twentieth century. What happened, and why? Stephen Wertheim, author of Tomorrow the World: The Birth of U.S. Global Supremacy explains. We're joined by Jonathan Askonas, Assistant Professor of Politics at CUA.
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A Middle East Primed for New Thinking

May 5, 2021
In this episode, we speak with Andrew Gilmour, a retired 32-year veteran of the CIA and author of "A Middle East Primed for New Thinking: Insights and Policy Options from the Ancient World." We're joined by CSS' own Gil Barndollar.
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Reflection and Choice

April 28, 2021
Our own Justin Litke joins Gary Gregg of the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville and Aaron N. Coleman of the University of the Cumberlands to discuss their new, unique edition of the Federalist and the relevance of the debates over the Constitution's ratification to our time.
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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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