Stephen M. Kellen Book Talk
America in the World: A History of U.S. Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
In this talk, Robert B. Zoellick will discuss his latest publication, America in the World: A History of U.S. Diplomacy and Foreign Policy. Recounting the actors and events of U.S. foreign policy, Zoellick identifies five traditions that have emerged from America’s encounters with the world: the importance of North America; the special roles trading, transnational, and technological relations play in defining ties with others; changing attitudes toward alliances and ways of ordering connections among states; the need for public support, especially through Congress; and the belief that American policy should serve a larger purpose. These traditions frame a closing review of post-Cold War presidencies, which Zoellick foresees serving as guideposts for the future.
Zoellick will be in conversation with Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman, Munich Security Conference; and Trustee, American Academy in Berlin. Welcome remarks will be held by Daniel Benjamin, President of the American Academy in Berlin.