Awarded: April 2000
(b. Sept. 16, 1925)
Jeane Kirkpatrick worked for the Department of Defense from 1955-72. In 1967 she joined the faculty of Georgetown University, becoming a full professor of political science in 1978. In the 1970s, she became active in politics and served as Ronald Reagan’s foreign policy adviser during his 1980 campaign. After his election, President Reagan nominated Kirkpatrick as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, a position she held from 1981 to 1985.
Related Library Resources
- "Manuscripts: An Illustrated Guide" features a section on foreign policy.
- Read "Moment of Crisis, Moment of Hope: Kissinger Delivers Inaugural Foreign Policy Lecture" from the October 2004 Library of Congress Information Bulletin.
- View a Webcast of Fernando Henrique Cardoso discussing "The Need for Global Democratic Governance."