Noted political commentator and journalist Peter Beinart is giving a talk on President Barack Obama’s foreign policy at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Johnson Center Cinema.

Beinart is a member of the New America Foundation, a contributor to Time, a former editor of the New Republic, an associate professor at the City University of New York and the senior political writer for the blog, The Daily Beast.

Beinart’s opinion column on The Daily Beast has covered topics ranging from Israel, the war on terror, the politics of the Obama Administration, and most recently, Park51, the proposed mosque located near ground zero in New York City, according to The Daily Beast website.

“He is a provocative commentator. We want students to get a very fresh take on the Obama international outlook,” said FitzGerald.

FitzGerald said that Beinart was suggested as a speaker by George Mason University International Affairs faculty member, Colin Dueck, who studied with him while at Oxford University.