Barack Obama’s foreign policy one year on

Talk Thursday 21st January, 2010

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In the second of our events to mark the first year of Barack Obama‘s presidency we will be examining his foreign policy.
Barack Obama was elected on a ticket of change but to what extent has the international agenda altered since the 44th President of the United States replaced George Bush in the White House?
His address to the Muslim world at Cairo University in June last year was lauded as a masterpiece of oratory and cultural sensitivity but what in practice has Barack Obama delivered when it comes to Iraq, Afghanistan and Iran as well as the War on Terror declared by his predecessor?

Discussion with Jim Sciutto, author of Against US, a book that chronicles the rise of anti-Americanism and Islamic extremism in the Arab world. Rest of panel to be announced. Enayat Fani, senior editor and presenter, BBC Persian Television; Zaki Chehab, author and journalist and editor of; Davis Lewin, head of programmes at the Henry Jackson Society, a foreign policy think tank based in London  

Moderator: Elizabeth Palmer, CBS News correspondent




Photo of US President Barack Obama meeting Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Cairo last year by AP Photo/Gerald Herbert through a Creative Commons licence