What can we learn from Reagan’s response to global threats?

Grove City College will present the 16th annual Ronald Reagan Lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2 in Crawford Hall Auditorium on campus.

“Confronting a Dangerous World: Lessons from Ronald Reagan’s Foreign Policy” will feature former White House policymakers Kiron Skinner and William Inboden in discussion with Paul J. McNulty ’80, president of Grove City College, and Dr. Paul Kengor, professor of political science and executive director and chief academic fellow of the College’s Institute for Faith & Freedom, which hosts the lecture.

The world has always been a dangerous place, but the stakes today seem higher than ever before. With war raging in Ukraine and Israel, China’s increasingly aggressive actions, Iran’s support of terrorism, and other threats to American national security, effective foreign policy has never been more important.

Leading in an age of nuclear proliferation, President Ronald Reagan faced the devastating threats of the Soviet Union in the protracted Cold War, and he and his administration handled them in a way that secured peace and expanded prosperity. The discussion will consider what can be learned today from the lessons of the Reagan era.

Skinner is an expert in international relations, U.S. foreign policy, and political strategy. She serves as Taube Professor of International Relations and Politics at Pepperdine School of Public Policy and was previously director of Policy Planning at the U.S. Department of State in the Trump administration. Skinner is an award-winning and best-selling author with particular scholarship focused on Reagan’s life and public policy. She is also a Trustee of Grove City College.

Inboden professor and director of the Hamilton Center for Classical and Civic Education at the University of Florida. He is the author of the acclaimed 2022 bestseller “The Peacemaker: Ronald Reagan, The Cold War, and the World on the Brink.” From 2005 to 2007, Inboden served as the senior director for Strategic Planning and Institutional Reform at the National Security Council under President George W. Bush.

The Ronal Reagan Lecture is free and open to the public, but registration is required. For more information, visit faithandfreedom.com.

What can we learn from Reagan’s response to global threats?

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