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The Trustees of the


Cordially Invite You to an Address by


Matthew Kroenig, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Government and Foreign Service

Georgetown University

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Reception: 5:15 p.m.      Address: 6:00 p.m.


Members: Free of Charge* – Guest: $10.00 – Non-Members: 25.00**

"The Case for Trump's Foreign Policy"

The Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs has long been committed to trying to articulate the theory, principles, and policies of our incumbent administrations, so that analyses of them are made easier and better grounded. In that spirit, the Council is especially pleased to welcome Matthew Kroenig whose view of the Trump foreign policy recently appeared in Foreign Affairs.


Dr. Kroenig received his BA in history summa cum laude from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and his MA and Ph.D. degrees in political science from the University of California, Berkeley. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard and held fellowships at the Council on Foreign Relations, Stanford University, and the University of California.


He began his career as a military analyst in the strategic assessment group at the Central Intelligence Agency. In 2005, he worked as a strategist in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, where he was the principle author of the first ever U.S. government-wide strategy for deterring terrorist networks. In 2010-2011, he was a special advisor on Iran policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He served as a foreign policy advisor on Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign and was the senior national security advisor on Marco Rubio’s 2016 campaign. He now is an Associate Professor of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University and regularly consults with the defense, energy, and intelligence communities.


Professor Kroenig is the author, coauthor, or coeditor of five books on nuclear proliferation. His numerous peer-reviewed articles have covered international relations and foreign policy including Europe, Asia, the Middle East, nuclear deterrents and nonproliferation, terrorism, soft power, and democracy.


As one seeks to understand contemporary American foreign policy, this promises to be a most helpful evening.


It is a great pleasure to welcome Dr. Matthew Kroenig to the Council.

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