PHOTOS & VIDEO: The Intervention Calculation, Screening and Panel Discussion

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Foreign Policy Association
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

Event Details

Thursday, April 4, 2013
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM 
Scholastic Auditorium
557 Broadway
New York, NY
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Event Transcripts and Video

The U.S., for better or worse, is often seen as the world’s policeman. But the question of when to intervene in other nations’ affairs with military force has long stymied American policymakers, from Afghanistan and Iraq to Libya and Syria. Why do we intervene in some conflicts and stand on the sidelines in others?

The FPA, YPFP and Scholastic screened "The Intervention Calculation," a 30-minute documentary examination of U.S. intervention policy featuring U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, former head of policy planning at the State Department Anne-Marie Slaughter,  Eurasia Group's Ian Bremmer, former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and other key figures in the debate.

The event was followed by a Q&A session with Foreign Affairs Managing Editor Jonathan Tepperman and Washington Post and Foreign Policy Magazine UN correspondent Colum Lynch.








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Q&A Session with Jonathan Tepperman and Colum Lynch:

Event Speakers

    • Colum Lynch - Panelist
      UN Correspondent, Washington Post & Foreign Policy Magazine

      Colum Lynch has been been reporting on foreign policy and national security for the Washington Post since June 1999. As the Post's United Nations reporter, Lynch has been involved in the paper's diplomatic coverage of a broad range of crises, including conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Sudan, and Somalia, and the nuclear standoffs with Iran and North Korea. He has also played a key part in the Post's diplomatic reporting on the Iraq war, the International Criminal Court, the spread of weapons of mass destruction, and U.S. counterterrorism strategy.

    • Colum Lynch
    • Jonathan Tepperman - Panelist
      Managing Editor of Foreign Affairs

      Jonathan Tepperman has spent his career covering foreign policy and international news, both as a writer and an editor. He was previously managing editor and a director at Eurasia Group, a global political risk consulting firm. Before joining Eurasia Group, Tepperman spent three years at Newsweek, where he was the deputy editor of Newsweek International. In that post he helped oversee Newsweek's Asia, Europe, Middle East, and Africa coverage, top-edited the InternationaList section, ran the annual Davos Ideas issue, and wrote a regular style and luxury column, "The Good Life." Prior to that, he spent eight years at Foreign Affairs magazine, rising to the post of deputy managing editor.

      Tepperman has written for a range of publications, including Newsweek and Foreign Affairs, as well as The New York Times (magazine, op-ed page, and book review), The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The International Herald Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, The Christian Science Monitor, The New Republic, and others.
      He has a BA in English literature from Yale University and law degrees from Oxford and NYU. Tepperman lives in Manhattan.

    • Jonathan Tepperman
    • MacDara King - Moderator
      Executive Producer, Great Decisions in Foreign Policy on PBS

      MacDara King is the Executive Producer of Great Decisions television & Communications Director at the Foreign Policy Association. In the past decade at FPA, he has produced nearly one hundred programs for broadcast on PBS, managed the development of some of the world’s premiere global affairs web properties and founded Global Jobs, Global Career Boot Camps and FPA University, an international career development program in the North Eastern U.S.

    • MacDara King