The Limits of American Power

Event Date: 
Tuesday, February 8, 2005
Event Time: 
4:30 p.m.
Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

William C. Wohlforth, Associate Professor of Government at Dartmouth College, presented a public lecture, “The Limits of American Power,” on Tuesday, February 8, 2005 in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall on the Princeton University campus. The event was co-sponsored by LISD and the Woodrow Wilson School. 

Wohlforth previously held positions at Georgetown, Yale and Princeton. He is the author of Elusive Balance: Power and Perceptions during the Cold War, and editor of Witnesses to the End of the Cold War, and Cold War Endgame. He has published numerous articles on international and strategic affairs and Russian foreign policy. Recent articles include “American Primacy in Perspective,” Foreign Affairs (July/August, 2002), “Responses to U.S. Primacy: Soft Balancing or Unipolar Politics as Usual?” International Security (Forthcoming Summer 2005), both with Stephen G. Brooks, and “Revising Balance of Power Theory in Central Eurasia.” He is currently writing a book on how the United States should best manage the post-Cold War unipolar international system. 

Wohlforth received his BA from Beloit College and his MA (international relations) and PhD (Political Science) from Yale University. He has held fellowships at the Institute of Strategic Studies at Yale, the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford, and the Hoover Institution. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a Senior Advisor for Eurasia Programs at the National Bureau of Asian Research.