Harvard University

America as world umpire

Is it time to re-think America's role in the world? Is America a force for good or is its international involvement the source of many problems plaguing the world?

To answer those questions, the Reves Center for International Studies at the College of William and Mary, invited Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman, to give a presentation of a documentary film, based on her book, "American Umpire."

Cobbs, holds the Melbern Glasscock Chair in American History at Texas A&M University and is a research fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution. She is an historian, commentator, and author of six books. She is credited as the screenwriter of the film adaptation of her book...