June 10, 2003 Roundtable Discussion Foreign Policy

Contact: Helen Dalrymple (202) 707-1940; Robert Saladini (202) 707-2692


"Re-evaluating the Nixon/Ford/Kissinger Era: Transatlantic Relations and U.S. Foreign Policy in the 1970s and Beyond"-roundtable discussion with "historical witnesses," journalists and scholars. With U.S.- European relations in the spotlight today, this discussion of foreign policymaking in the 1970s-with evidence given by those who helped to formulate that policy-may help to explain what has changed in the intervening 30 years.



Klaus Larres, the Henry Alfred Kissinger Scholar in Foreign Policy and International Relations at the Library of Congress

Historical Witnesses:

Henry Kissinger, national security adviser, and secretary of state, 1969-1977

Robert McFarlane, military assistant to President Nixon, special assistant for national security affairs under President Ford, counselor in the State Department and national security adviser from 1983-1985

James Schlesinger, secretary of defense, CIA director in the Nixon and Ford administrations; secretary of energy under President Carter

Robert Ellsworth, ambassador to NATO, 1969-1971; assistant secretary of defense and deputy secretary of defense, 1974-1977

Joseph Sisco, undersecretary of state for political affairs and assistant secretary of state in the Nixon and Ford administrations


Marvin Kalb, journalist, scholar at Harvard University;
Walter Isaacson, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, biographer of Kissinger;
Robert Wampler, National Security Archive;
John Van Oudenaren, chief of the European Division, Library of Congress;
Anna Nelson, professor, American University;
Keith Olson, professor, University of Maryland;
Jussi Hanhimaki, Woodrow Wilson Center


Wednesday, June 18, 10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.


Room LJ 119 of the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E.


PR 03-104
ISSN 0731-3527