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PBS documentary: American Umpire

When: Thursday, August 25, 2016, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Newton Public Library • 330 Homer Street • Newton

Thurs Aug 25, 2016   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM   
Screening and discussion of "American Umpire": 

 Elizabeth Cobbs will moderate a panel including:
- Fred Logevall, Laurence D. Belfer Professor of International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government and Professor of History, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences                         
- Barry Posen, Ford International Professor of Political Science, MIT and Director of MIT's Security Studies Program                                                                                                                               - Andrew Bacevich, Professor Emeritus of International Relations and History, Boston University Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies
 

   Join us for a screening of American Umpire, a new documentary that will air on public television stations in September. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the filmmaker and local foreign policy experts. The 56-minute documentary is based on the book of the same name by prize-winning historian Elizabeth Cobbs, PhD., a research fellow at The Hoover Institution. Narrated by Jim Lehrer, American Umpire takes a critical look at America’s role as the world’s policeman and includes interviews with foreign policy experts including Condoleezza Rice, Madeline Albright, George Schulz and more. The film explores our origins as a neutral republic and our transition to a highly engaged superpower after World War II. 
   
Location: Druker Auditorium, Newton Public Library,  330 Homer Street, Newton, MA 02459

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