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Speech Jan. 30 at Pinery by visiting professor in CU-Boulder conservative diversity program

Inside the Pinery Ballroom at the Visiting Scholar Luncheon in February 2017, CU-Boulder Chancellor Philip DiStefano introduces Professor Francis Beckwith (sitting to his right). Beckwith was the university's 2016-17 Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy.
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Jan. 19, 2018
       Professor Robert Kaufman, this year's CU-Boulder Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy, will discuss President Donald Trump's foreign policy Tuesday, Jan. 30 at the Pinery at the Hill events center, 775 W. Bijou St.
       The luncheon event from noon to 1:30 p.m. is free and open to the public, but reservations are requested.
       A political scientist specializing in American foreign policy, Kaufman is the author of a book titled “Dangerous Doctrine: How Obama's Grand Strategy Weakened America.”
       The title of his Jan. 30 talk will be, “Is There a Trump Doctrine?”
       “In contrast to the traditional Republican 'vigilant internationalism' ideology, the Trump administration presents a new, impulsive and volatile approach to the foreign policy that should impress Reaganist conservatives rather than repudiate them,” states a press release summarizing the professor's message.
       “While many Republicans hold strict isolationist policy platforms, Trump is actually coming closest to traditional Republican internationalism through his adoption of a pragmatic foreign policy stance,” the release continues. “Under the influence of solid cabinet advisors such as Secretary of Defense General Mattis and UN Ambassador Haley, Trump is shaping into a more sophisticated politician while effectively eliminating the foreign policy threats created under Obama.”
       According to the CU website (address in last paragraph), the visiting conservative scholar program was started in 2013 “as a way to promote intellectual diversity on the CU-Boulder campus” and is now formally part of the Center for Western Civilization, Thought & Policy in the College of Arts and Sciences.
       To learn more, go to https://www.colorado.edu/cwctp/conservative-thought-policy or e-mail westciv@colorado.edu.

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