August 12, 2022

Davidson Pens FLS Editorial on Madeleine Albright for ‘Great Lives’ Lecture

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Jason Davidson

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Jason Davidson

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Jason Davidson penned an editorial in The Free Lance-Star in advance of his “Great Lives” lecture on former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright on Tuesday, March 2. The lecture can be viewed here.

THE NOTION that the United States can and should be a force for good in the world has been under siege from both sides of the political spectrum in recent years.

Many on the left have argued that the U.S. does more harm than good when it acts abroad and, as such, should focus exclusively on the problems it faces at home. On the right, a growing number of voices have argued that the U.S. should let others solve their problems (and suffer the consequences if they are unable to do so).

Madeleine Albright, the first female secretary of state, firmly believed that the U.S. could be a force for good in the world and, in so doing, would best serve its own interests. Read more.