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Since its inception, the United States has been a self-consciously ideological project. The nation was conceived as a revolutionary republic in a world of monarchies, and its leadership has continuously struggled to uphold its ideals while maintaining safety in a complex and capricious world. The unfolding development and application of ideas at the intersection of domestic and foreign policy have profoundly shaped the country’s trajectory. This panel bring together three top Oregon scholars to tackle influential ideologies in war and peace, isolationism and internationalism, immigration and border control, nationalism, free trade, and protectionism. These presentations culminate a multiday conference at Oregon State University on Ideologies and U.S. Foreign Policy, bringing the scholars’ cutting-edge insights to the public and exploring some of the most important ideas that have shaped the past, present, and future of U.S. foreign relations.

Danielle Holtz is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Oregon State University. Christopher McKnight Nichols is Associate Professor of History and Director of the Oregon State University Center for the Humanities. Daniel Tichenor is Philip H. Knight Chair of Social Science and Director of the Program on Democratic Engagement and Governance at the University of Oregon.

Cosponsored by Oregon Historical Society, Oregon State University's Citizenship and Crisis Initiative, and Oregon State University's Center for the Humanities


This is free and open to the public, no registration is required. 

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June 03, 2019 at 7pm - 8:30pm

Ideas Matter: History & the Shaping of U.S. Foreign Policy

Oregon Historical Society - Pavilion
1200 SW Park Ave
Third Floor
Portland, OR 97205
United States
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Contact: Tim DuRoche ·

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