Politico magazine author to discuss Obama policies

KEARNEY – Susan Glasser, editor of Politico magazine, is presenting a lecture “Washington and the World in the Age of Obama” that will broadcast at 7 p.m. on Oct. 8 in room 101 of the Communications Center at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

The presentation is open to the public and will focus on the following topics:

  • During the 2012 campaign, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney went out of their way to agree that America is not on the wane. Were they right?
  • Is America’s time as the world’s lone superpower coming to an end?
  • Why has Obama dramatically pulled back from engagement in the world’s most troubled spots?
  • Should the U.S. play a larger role in global conflicts, or is this disengagement what Americans are clamoring for after more than a decade of war?

Glasser previously was editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy magazine. During her tenure, the magazine won numerous awards for its innovative coverage, including three digital National Magazine Awards.

A Harvard University graduate, Glasser also covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as a foreign correspondent and editor at the Washington Post. She was editor of Roll Call, the newspaper of Capitol Hill, and co-authored with her husband the book “Kremlin Rising: Vladimir Putin’s Russia and the End of Revolution.”