James Mann, author of The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan: A History of the End of the Cold War will discuss Ronald Reagan's foreign policy, critically examining the role that he played in drawing the Cold War to a close. The discussion will shed light on hidden aspects of American foreign policy, including previously undisclosed secret messages between Reagan and Moscow; internal White House intrigues; and battles with leading figures such as Nixon and Kissinger, who repeatedly questioned Reagan's unfolding diplomacy with Mikhail Gorbachev.
James Mann is Author-in-Residence at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS.) He is a former Washington Correspondent and Beijing Bureau Chief for the Los Angeles Times. His books include The China Fantasy: How Our Leaders Explain Away Chinese Repression (2007), Rise of the Vulcans: The History of Bush's War Cabinet (2004), About Face: A History of America's Curious Relationship with China, from Nixon to Clinton (1999), and Beijing Jeep (1989). Mann's latest book is The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan: A History of the End of the Cold War.