Inside the Mind of a President
Hosted by Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
The moment many foreign policy observers consider one of the worst of Barack Obama’s presidency—not bombing Syria after Bashar al-Assad had breached the “red line” on chemical weapons—the president sees as one of his best. Informed by hours of candid interviews, The Atlantic’s National Correspondent and foreign policy expert Jeffrey Goldberg talks to Atlantic Editor in Chief James Bennet about “The Obama Doctrine,” Goldberg’s newly-published, historic account of President Obama’s worldview.
Goldberg will offer his insights into how the president’s mind works and will explain the rationale for Obama’s approach to some of the biggest foreign policy challenges of his administration: the collapse of Syria and Libya; the rise of ISIS; and relations with Israel, Iran, Cuba, Saudi Arabia, and Russia.