Free and open to the public
The annual Folwell Lecture in Political Science and Pre-Law will feature J. Martin Rochester, PhD, Professor of Political Science, University of Missouri-St. Louis.
Professor Rochester will examine American foreign policy at a time when the United States on paper is more powerful than ever yet seems to be failing in exercising influence over events virtually everywhere, all the while trying to cope with an unraveling of world order in a more globalized world. What will come of the liberal international order (Pax Americana) that the United States helped create after World War II? What are the main choices open to the United States, and what road might we follow under the Trump Administration?
Rochester is a Curators' Teaching Professor of Political Science at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Among his ten books are Waiting for the Millennium: The United Nations and The Future of World Order, Between Peril and Promise: The Politics of International Law; and Gulliver's Travails: US Foreign Policy in the 21st Century. His latest book is The New Warfare: Rethinking Rules for An Unruly World. In addition, he has been published in scholarly journals as the American Political Science Review, International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, and the Journal of Peace Research.
In addition to his international relations research, he has had a longstanding interest in education. He has authored Class Warfare, a book about k-12 education, and has published in such periodicals as Phi Delta Kappan and Education Week.
He is a recipient of the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching at University of Missouri-St. Louis, and in 2001 was named a Distinguished Teaching Professor by the Board of Curators of the University of Missouri. In 1995, he was named by the local chapter of the United Nations Association as "one of 50 St. Louisans who had devoted their lives to global peace and justice."
Rochester received his PhD from Syracuse University.