The Kennan Diaries | Wilson Center
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Washington History Seminar
Historical Perspectives on International and National Affairs

The Kennan Diaries

Frank Costigliola
University of Connecticut

The Kennan Diaries reveals the personal life and the political, philosophical, and spiritual concerns of America’s most noted diplomat and foreign policy strategist, George F. Kennan. Edited by historian Frank Costigliola, The Kennan Diaries is a landmark work of profound intellectual and emotional power. These never-before-published  diaries offer a narrative of Kennan’s life in his own intimate and unflinching words and, through him, the arc of world events in the twentieth century.

Frank Costigliola, professor of history at the University of Connecticut, is the author of Roosevelt’s Lost Alliances: How Personal Politics Helped Start the Cold War (Princeton, 2012) and The Kennan Diaries (W.W. Norton & Company, 2014). He has received fellowships from the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Norwegian Nobel Institute, and the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute. In 2009 he served as president of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.

Friday October 3, 2014
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
Woodrow Wilson Center, 6th Floor Board Room
Ronald Reagan Building, Federal Triangle Metro Stop

The organizers of the Washington History Seminar would like to thank the Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute for their cooperation and support of this week’s seminar.