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Inside Research at Utah State University

At Utah State University’s Sunrise Sessions, faculty and students share their research with alumni, community and business leaders from the Salt Lake area. Held quarterly in downtown Salt Lake City, these early-morning presentations detail how USU research is addressing pressing issues such as the obesity epidemic and hearing loss in children. All are invited to attend these events at no charge thanks to generous sponsorship by Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield.

US Blindspots in Foreign Policy

America’s strategic culture has resulted in a series of important “wins” for the United States across time. The resulting culmination of those wins is a position of unprecedented status: the US is the singular global hegemon. Hegemonic status of this sort threatens to validate favorite foreign policy practices, whether those are a strategic asset to the US in its global leadership role or not. From our earliest engagements in foreign lands, the US has followed a number of patterns, patterns born of American culture, perspective, and ambition. Some of these have yielded great benefit for both the US and for the world. Some have not. Given the deeply rooted nature of these patterns, even disastrous outcomes abroad have done little to alter their repeated use. Examining these perennial foreign policy blindspots with real intent, and with a repertoire of strategically informed alternatives at hand, offers the only hope of breaking debilitating cycles of national habit that continue to eat away at American political and economic power across the globe.

 

Sunrise Sessions are free to the public! Let us know you know you’re coming by clicking the button above. We’ll make sure to save you a seat, and don’t forget: free breakfast.

Jeannie Johnson
07 Aug
7:30 am Little America Hotel
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US Blindspots in Foreign Policy

Past Presentations

Mac McKee
15 May
7:30 am Little America Hotel
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50 Years: Utah Water Research Laboratory
Brian Higginbotham
06 Feb
7:30 am Little America Hotel
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Relationship Education: Skills for Couples, Parents and Stepfamilies
Victor Lee
08 Oct
7:30 am Little America Hotel
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Engaging Bodies and Minds in K-12 Education
Merideth Ferguson
01 Aug
7:30 am Little America Hotel
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You Can't Leave It at the Office: Fallout from Toxic Workplace Environments

About Sunrise Sessions

 

At Utah State University’s Sunrise Sessions, faculty and students share their research with alumni, community and business leaders. These early-morning presentations are held quarterly in the Salt Lake area. This no charge event is brought to you by the Office of Research and Graduate Studies and Advancement.

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Sponsorship

 
We would like to thank our sponsor Regence BlueCross BlueShield for making it all possible.