Lessons for American Diplomacy and Our Political Future

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Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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International Security Studies will host a Virtual Discussion Forum on James A. Baker III: Lessons for American Diplomacy and Our Political Future, featuring Peter Baker, Chief White House Correspondent of The New York Times; Susan Glasser, Staff Writer of The New Yorker; and Diana Negroponte, Global Fellow of The Wilson Center.
Two recent acclaimed biographies of Baker examine his pivotal role as U.S. Secretary of State in the final years of the Cold War as the Soviet Union unraveled:
“The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James Baker III,” by Peter Baker and Susan Glasser and “Master Negotiator: The Role of James A. Baker III at the End of the Cold War,” by Diana Villiers Negroponte.
What are the enduring lessons of Secretary Baker’s diplomacy to reunify Germany? As we consider today’s fractured world order and political polarization at home, how can we reclaim the bipartisan consensus on American foreign policy that Secretary Baker helped forge?
The session, which is open to the public, will be moderated by Yale alum, author, and journalist Christopher Whipple. Please register in advance.