America in the World: A History of U.S. Diplomacy and Foreign Policy

"America in the World:  A History of U.S. Diplomacy and Foreign Policy"

The American Experience Distinguished Speaker Series

Robert B. Zoellick

April 7, 2021 / 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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Robert B. Zoellick has built an incredibly distinguished career, one that includes service as:  Deputy Secretary, Under Secretary and Counselor in the State Department; Ambassador and U.S. Trade Representative; Counselor to the Secretary of the Treasury; Deputy Chief of Staff at the White House; and President of the World Bank.  Currently, he is a Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard’s Kennedy School, where he contributes to its “Applied History” project.

Mr. Zoellick’s recently published book, America in the World:  A History of U.S. Diplomacy and Foreign Policy, is an ambitious and impressive work. It follows the sweep of American diplomatic history from Benjamin Franklin through the 20th century and identifies five traditions that have emerged from this nation’s encounters with the world. Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright offered this assessment of it:  “America in the World" is a highly accessible and engaging history of U.S. diplomacy written by one of the country’s smartest and most capable foreign policy practitioners.  Robert Zoellick understands better than most how inseparable America’s fate is from the rest of the world, and that timely lesson shines through the pages of this book.”

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This lecture is sponsored by:

The Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law & Public Policy

Pitt Honors College

Co-sponsored by:

Institute of Politics

Center for International Legal Education (CILE - Pitt Law)

Department of History

Department of Political Science

Graduate School for Public and International Affairs (GSPIA)

University Center for International Studies (UCIS)

World Affairs Council