The role of the United States in world affairs in the aftermath of the Cold War will be the topic when UNLV political science professor Robert Bigler speaks on campus Sept. 21.
His presentation, titled "Can the U.S. Police the World and Create a New World Order? The Reorientation of U.S. Foreign Policy after the Cold War," is set for 7:30 p.m. in Frank and Estella Beam Hall, Room 242. Part of the University Forum lecture series, the talk is free and open to the public.
Bigler said he plans to discuss the variety of foreign policy issues facing the United States, including the current situations in Cuba and Bosnia, and then to explore the question of how involved the United States should be in world affairs.
He said a major decision facing the United States is whether it can afford to be the champion of democracy worldwide or whether it should focus more on its own domestic interests.
The University Forum lecture series is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and underwritten by the UNLV Foundation. For additional information on Bigler's presentation, call 895-3515.