A Republic If You Can Keep It

NEW! A Republic If You Can Keep It
5 sessions, 10 hours

What were the keys ideas that were debated and adopted at the Constitutional Convention and how did they shape the policies of the United States in the intervening 230 years? Learn about the Constitutional Convention and ratification process, and the economic system devised by the Founders including the first Treasury Secretary, Alexander Hamilton…’’Learn to think continentally’’. Why did Washington and John Quincy Adams warn against foreign entanglements? Explore the erosion of some of the core principles during the post-World War II, Cold War, and post-Cold War periods and efforts taken to reverse the degradation of these principles. The Constitution was created in 1787…is it still valid in the 21st century?

Instructor: Jeffrey Steinberg is both an analyst and practitioner of U.S. national security policy. He has been an investigative journalist for more than 40 years, serving since 1986 on the editorial board of a weekly publication, Executive Intelligence Review, and writing for a range of international newsletters and magazines; and has also participated in various advisory capacities for U.S. government officials on a wide range of national security issues, from strategic defense policy, to the war on terrorism, to the war on illegal narcotics, to the economic dimensions of national security. He has lectured internationally on issues related to national security. Steinberg is the author and/or co-author of hundreds of articles and special reports on a wide range of national security issues, current affairs, and history.

ILR768 A Republic If You Can Keep It
4-Digit Number: 3586
Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Feb. 17 – Mar. 17
Location: Conference Center (E Building) /E123
Tuition: $39    Fee: $90    Total: $129
MD residents age 60+ pay fee only: $90

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