The SETA Foundation at Washington D.C. is pleased to host John J. Mearsheimer for a discussion on his recent book The Great Delusion: Liberal Dreams and International Relations.
It is widely believed in the West that the United States should spread liberal democracy across the world, foster an open international economy, and build institutions. This policy of remaking the world in America’s image is supposed to protect human rights, promote peace, and make the world safe for democracy. But this is not what has happened. Instead, the United States has ended up as a highly militarized state fighting wars that undermine peace, harm human rights, and threaten liberal values at home. Mearsheimer tells us why this has happened.
The SETA Foundation General Coordinator, Burhanettin Duran, will lead a conversation with the author following his opening remarks.