to a seminar sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson Center's Cold War International History Project on:
Henry Kissinger and the Dilemmas of American Power
featuring: Thomas A. Schwartz, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center and Professor of History, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.
June 27, 2006 (4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)
Woodrow Wilson Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20004
This seminar will examine the diplomacy of Henry Kissinger, with an emphasis on the choices and dilemmas which faced Kissinger during a transitional period in Cold War history. Kissinger's ideas and personality were important to the influence he exercised on foreign policy, but equally significant were his capacity for improvisation, understanding of domestic politics, and awareness of the structural constraints within which America acted. Ultimately what echoes from Kissinger's experience is the paradox of the limits of American power in a complex world, and yet its continuing vital significance in working with allies and adversaries in "managing" and stabilizing an international system open to change and peaceful transformation.
This is a free and public event. For directions, RSVP and further information visit the CWIHP website at http://cwihp.org.
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