U.S. national security and foreign policy expert Robert Kagan to speak at WWS, March 11
Robert Kagan a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace will present a public talk titled "The return of History" at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 11, in Dodds auditorium, Robertson Hall, on the Princeton University campus.
Kagan is also adjunct professor of history at Georgetown University, writes a monthly column on world affairs for the Washington Post, and is a contributing editor at both the Weekly Standard and the New Republic. He has been repeatedly named as one of the world’s “Top 100 Global Thinkers” by Foreign Policy magazine. He served in the State Department from 1984 to 1988 as a member of the Policy Planning Staff, as principal speechwriter for Secretary of State George P. Shultz, and as deputy for policy in the Bureau of Inter-American Affairs.
Kagan is an expert in U.S. national security and foreign policy, U.S. relations with Russia, China and Europe, the European Union, NATO expansion, the Balkans, Eastern Europe, and Iraq.
His most recent book is “The Return of History and the End of Dreams” (Knopf 2008). His previous book, “Dangerous Nation: America’s Place in the World from its Earliest Days to the Dawn of the 20th Century,” (Knopf 2006) was the winner of the 2008 Lepgold Prize and a 2007 Finalist for the Lionel Gelber Prize. His book “Of Paradise and Power” (Knopf, 2003), was a New York Times bestseller, a bestseller in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, and Canada, and has been translated into more than 25 languages.
Kagan is a graduate of Yale University and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and holds a Ph.D. in American History from American University.
This event is co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Center for International Security Studies. It is free and open to the public.