In a debate Oct. 18, 2010, shortly before the midterm elections, Max Boot, from the Council on Foreign Relations, and Fred Kaplan, the national-security columnist for Slate, evaluated the Obama administration's foreign policy. Cornell's Peter Katzenstein, the Walter S. Carpenter Jr. Professor of International Studies, served as moderator.

The annual Lund Critical Debate Series is part of the Einaudi Center's Foreign Policy Initiative.