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Capitol Hill Debate: When Should the U.S. Use Force Abroad?

September 26, 2016 @ 11:45 am - 2:00 pm

The American Foreign Policy Council (AFPC) invites you to attend an upcoming Capitol Hill event, featuring two distinguished UVa professors.

A Debate: When Should the U.S. Use Force Abroad?

Sen. Dirksen Building Room 106
Sep. 26 | 11:45 AM – 2:00 PM |
Please RSVP to events@afpc.org

Event Information:

Introductory remarks: Herman Pirchner, Jr., President of the American Foreign Policy Council (AFPC).

Debate Panel One: What lessons should we learn from America’s use of force in Iraq and how should those lessons inform future decisions on future military missions abroad?

Phil Giraldi, PhD. is a former CIA Case Officer and Army Intelligence Officer, and is the current Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest.

Michael Doran, PhD. previously served as a senior director in the National Security Council under President George W. Bush, and is currently a Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute.

Ilan Berman is Vice President of the American Foreign Policy Council.

Debate Panel Two: This panel will review the major uses of force since Viet Nam. Panelists will discuss a) when military force is justified and the arguments against its use ; b) multilateralism; c) the views of the American public, and d) the War Powers Resolution and the role of Congress in authorizing the use of military force.

Jeffrey Bergner, PhD. is a former Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs (2005-2008) and former staff director of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (Sen. Lugar R-IN).

Gerry Warburg is a former House and Senate Democratic leadership aide on defense, intelligence and foreign policy, and a current professor at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia.

Will Ruger, PhD. is Vice President of the Charles Koch Institute


About AFPC
For more than three decades, the American Foreign Policy Council (AFPC) has played an important role in the U.S. foreign policy debate. Founded in 1982, AFPC is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing information to those who make or influence the foreign policy of the United States. AFPC is widely recognized as a source of timely, insightful analysis on issues of foreign policy, and works closely with members of Congress, the Executive Branch and the policymaking community. It is staffed by noted specialists in foreign and defense policy, and serves as a valuable resource to officials in the highest levels of government.


September 26, 2016
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
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Dirksen Senate Office Building Rm. 106
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