February 17, 2004 Library of Congress Kluge Center Symposium To Explore "Statecraft and America's Position in the World"

Panelists All Held Important Foreign Policy Positions in Recent Administrations

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The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress presents a symposium titled “Statecraft and America’s Position in the World” from 2 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 4, in Room LJ 119 of the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C. The program is free and open to the public.

Organized and moderated by Klaus W. Larres, professor of international relations and foreign policy at the University of London and former holder of the Henry Alfred Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations in the Kluge Center, the symposium will consider America’s global role from the Cold War to the present time.

Expected panelists for the symposium are: Henry A. Kissinger, former U.S. secretary of state during the Nixon and Ford administrations; Zbigniew Brzezinski, national security adviser during the Carter administration; Brent Scowcroft, national security adviser during the Ford and Bush administrations; and Richard Holbrooke, assistant secretary of state in the Carter and Clinton administrations. The symposium will be videotaped and available at a later date on the Library’s Web site at www.loc.gov.

A webcast of an earlier symposium also organized by Larres, “Re-evaluating the Nixon/Ford/Kissinger Era: Transatlantic Relations and U.S. Foreign Policy During the 1970s and Beyond,” is available at www.loc.gov/loc/kluge/fellowships/larres-presentations.html#roundtable.

A generous endowment from John W. Kluge in 2000 enabled the Library of Congress to establish the John W. Kluge Center, to bring together the world’s best thinkers to stimulate, energize and distill wisdom from the Library’s rich resources and to interact with policymakers in Washington. The center houses a number of senior Kluge chairs, including the Henry Alfred Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations, as well as a number of postdoctoral fellows. In addition, the center regularly sponsors programs that highlight research in the humanities and culture.

For information about the fellowships, grants and programs offered by the John W. Kluge Center, contact the Office of Scholarly Programs, Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, DC 20540-4860; telephone (202) 707-3302, fax (202) 707-3595, or visit the Web at www.loc.gov/kluge.

Proposed Program

2 p.m.
James H. Billington, Librarian of Congress
Prosser Gifford, director of Scholarly Programs, Library of Congress

Klaus Larres on “America’s Global Role”

2:10 p.m.
Panel Discussion, Part One
Statecraft and U.S. Foreign Policy During the Cold War

3:30 p.m.
Coffee Break

4-5:20 p.m.
Panel Discussion, Part Two
Statecraft and U.S. Foreign Policy in the 1990s and the post-9/11 Era

5:20-6 p.m.
Questions from the audience


PR 04-015
ISSN 0731-3527