Mar. 19, 2013

Roemer lecture considers the future of American foreign policy


On Wednesday, April 3, a professor of politics and consultant for the United Nations development program will be on campus to deliver the annual Kenneth Roemer Lecture.

Vincent Ferraro, who is the Ruth Lawson Professor of Politics and chair of international relations at Mount Holyoke College, will speak on "The Future of American Foreign Policy: The Burdens of a Reluctant Hegemon."

The lecture is in the Union Ballroom at 2:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. A reception follows.

Ferraro has served as a consultant for the United Nations development program as well as the UN Association of the United States. He has been a member of the Pew Charitable Trust faculty fellowship board and is the recipient of an Andrew W. Mellon faculty grant for his research on political economy. His scholarly work in the field of international relations includes several articles on global poverty, third world development and global debt. He has also authored articles on global interdependence and the politics of energy.