U.S. Foreign Policy Events

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Landmark Kennan Biography Chronicles Complex Life of Early Cold Warrior

February 15, 2012 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Cold War International History Project
Official biographer John Lewis Gaddis paints a fascinating and multidimensional portrait of George Kennan, the post-war diplomat who set forth containment doctrine, presaged the collapse of the Soviet Union, and, in later years, became an outspoken critic of U.S. foreign policy, including of the war in Vietnam. At the launch Wednesday of George F. Kennan: An American Life, Gaddis revealed the personality behind one of the 20th century’s great policy minds.
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Book Launch--The Swing Vote: The Untapped Power of Independents

February 09, 2012 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
In The Swing Vote: The Untapped Power of Independents, author Linda Killian looks beyond the polls and the headlines and talks with the frustrated citizens who are raising the alarm about the acute bi-polarity, special interest-influence, and gridlock in Congress, asking why Obama’s postpartisan presidency is anything but, and demanding realism, honest negotiation, and a sense of responsibility from their elected officials.
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A Single Roll of the Dice: Obama’s Diplomacy with Iran

February 01, 2012 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Trita Parsi discussed his latest book, focusing on the state of the Obama administration’s diplomatic relations with Iran, how a series of diplomatic failures led to the current state of affairs, and the steps that must be taken moving forward.
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Marigold: The Lost Chance for Peace in Vietnam

January 24, 2012 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Cold War International History Project
Marigold presents the in-depth story of one of the Vietnam War's last great mysteries: the secret Polish-Italian peace initiative, codenamed "Marigold," that sought to end the war, or at least to open direct talks between Washington and Hanoi, in 1966.
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Is Foreign Aid Worth the Cost?

January 23, 2012 // 4:00pm6:00pm
Congress Project
Bipartisan support for foreign aid has led to notable successes, such as the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and long-running scholarship and technical programs for international students. Yet the U.S. public and many in Congress remain deeply skeptical of the value of such funding, questioning if it’s a fair trade-off when similar investments may be needed at home.
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U.S. Diplomacy Must Adapt to New Geopolitical Challenges, Prepare for 'Multi-Partner' World

January 05, 2012 // 4:00pm5:30pm
International Security Studies
For more than 60 years the U.S. has been the head of global governance, says John Ikenberry, but that order is changing and we are in the midst of an evolution towards more shared leadership.
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Jackson-Vanik after Russia’s Accession to the WTO (Offsite)

December 13, 2011 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
On 13 December 2011, a panel of experts presented on Capitol Hill as part of the Wilson Center on the Hill program to discuss the status of the Jackson-Vanik Amendment following Russia’s accession to the WTO. For video of the Wilson Center on the Hill briefing, including commentary from Woodrow Wilson Center CEO and President Jane Harman, please click here.

Diplomatic Secrecy in the 19th Century

December 08, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
Diplomatic Secrecy in the 19th Century will explore the earliest available examples of both America's open and secret diplomacy, as well as how the ad-hoc system used in the 19th Century formed the basis for the formalized system which was developed in later years.
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The Legacy of Little America

December 07, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Asia Program
Rajiv Chandrasekaran discusses reconstruction projects in Afghanistan, past and present.
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Conservation Initiatives in the Trans-Pacific Partnership

December 05, 2011 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
Negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement are making strides toward promoting environmental stewardship along with expanded trade. Join Ambassador Marantis for the discussion regarding progress in the TPP environment negotiations.

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