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The Peacemakers: Leadership Lessons from Twentieth-Century Statesmanship

In the 20th century, dynamic leaders played vital roles in making the world more peaceful and just. How did they do it? What lessons can be drawn for meeting the challenges of the 21st century?

Those are the questions at the heart of The Peacemakers, which aspires to be a global edition of John F. Kennedy’s Profiles in Courage. Bruce Jentleson shows how twentieth-century leaders of a variety of types―national, international, social and others―rewrote the zero-sum scripts they were handed and achieved breakthroughs on issues long thought intractable.

Speakers

  • Bruce Jentleson

    Global Fellow
    Professor of Public Policy and Political Science, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University
  • Robert S. Litwak

    Senior Vice President and Director of International Security Studies