The Bystander Effect: When Bad Things Happen in the World and No One Cares. Democracy is on the wane, anti-Semitism is on the rise, jihadis are coming back, rogue regimes feel secure, and it seems that few politicians or world leaders truly care. Is it the 1930s all over again? What should America do in this new and dangerous time?
About the Speaker
Danielle Pletka is a visiting lecturer at the Center for Jewish Civilization and an adjunct professor at the Walsh School of Foreign Service. She is also the Senior Vice President for foreign and defense policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). Before joining AEI, Ms. Pletka was a longtime senior professional staff member for the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, where she specialized in the Near East and South Asia.
Ms. Pletka has authored, coauthored, and coedited a variety of studies and book chapters, including the report “Tehran Stands Atop the Syria-Iran Alliance” (Atlantic Council, 2017), and the chapter “America in Decline” in Debating the Obama Presidency (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016).
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