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Robert Kaufman Spoke at Book Signing at the Reagan Library
Robert G. Kaufman, professor of public policy at the Pepperdine School of Public Policy, has written a new book titled In Defense of the Bush Doctrine (University Press of Kentucky). In it, Kaufman argues that the Bush administration has developed an effective foreign policy, especially in regards to the Middle East.
Showcasing his timely work and giving members of the public an opportunity to hear firsthand from the author, Kaufman held a free lecture on June 28 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California. Kaufman autographed copies of the book in the library's museum store.
According to Kaufman, "In Defense of the Bush Doctrine provides alternative insight into what has been a generally controversial and much debated discussion, justifying the current administrative agendas in order to minimize 'the number and gravity of threats the United States faces.'" Commenting on his inspiration for the book, the author added, "I wrote this book because of my conviction that the Bush Doctrine has a more compelling logic and historical pedigree than people realize."
Kaufman is a political scientist specializing in American foreign policy, national security, international relations, and various aspects of American politics. He received his JD from Georgetown University Law School in Washington, D.C., and his BA, MA, M. Phil., and PhD from Columbia University in New York.
Kaufman has written frequently for scholarly journals and popular publications, and is the author of three books, including Henry M Jackson: A Life in Politics and Arms Control During the Prenuclear Era. Kaufman also assisted President Richard M. Nixon in the research and writing of Nixon’s final book, Beyond Peace. He is currently in the research phase of a biography of President Ronald Reagan, focusing on his presidency and his quest for it.
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