Mar. 25, 2013

Roemer Lecturer Vincent Ferraro to Address the Future of American Foreign Policy


GENESEO, N.Y. -- Vincent Ferraro, the Ruth Lawson Professor of International Politics at Mt. Holyoke College, will deliver this year's Kenneth Roemer Lecture on World Affairs at SUNY Geneseo. He will address "The Future of American Foreign Policy: The Burdens of a Reluctant Hegemon" at 2:30 p.m. April 3 in the MacVittie Union Ballroom. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Ferraro is a former consultant for the U.N.'s Development Program and Economic Policy Committee of the United Nations 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 also has authored articles on global interdependence and the politics of energy. He is currently Mount Holyoke's lead faculty member on a project funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

Ferraro earned his doctorate from M.I.T., his master's degree from Columbia University and his bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College.

The Kenneth Roemer Lecture on World Affairs is a memorial to Roemer's longstanding interest in global issues. The series was endowed by his brother, the late Spencer J. Roemer, emeritus director of admissions at Geneseo and member of the Geneseo Foundation Board of Directors.

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