ICJS Event: Special Lecture "Strobe Talbott - America's Foreign Policy in a Changing World"

Monday, April 24, 2006
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Temple University, Japan Campus, Azabu Hall Room 206 (Access)
Open to the general public, but space may be limited. RSVP is recommended.

Strobe Talbott assumed the presidency of the Brookings Institution in July 2002 after a career in journalism, government and academe. His immediate previous post was founding director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization.

He served in the State Department from 1993 to 2001, first as Ambassador-at-large and special adviser to the Secretary of State for the new independent states of the former Soviet Union, then as Deputy Secretary of State for seven years.

Mr. Talbott entered government after twenty-one years with Time magazine. As a reporter, he covered Eastern Europe, the State Department and the White House, then was Washington bureau chief, editor-at-large and foreign affairs columnist. His books include: Engaging India: Diplomacy, Democracy and the Bomb, The Russia Hand, At the Highest Levels (with Michael Beschloss), The Master of the Game, Reagan and Gorbachev (with Michael Mandelbaum), Deadly Gambits, Reagan and the Russians, Endgame, Khrushchev Remembers: The Last Testament, Khrushchev Remembers.

He has also written for Foreign Affairs, The New Yorker, Foreign Policy, International Security, The Economist, The Financial Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post and Slate.

Mr. Talbott has been a fellow of the Yale Corporation, a trustee of the Hotchkiss School and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and a director of the Council on Foreign Relations, the North American Executive Committee of the Trilateral Commission, and the American Association of Rhodes Scholars. He is currently a member of the participating faculty of the World Economic Forum and a member of the Aspen Strategy Group.

For more information, see: http://www.brookings.edu/scholars/stalbott.htm

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