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June 10, 2003

MEDIA ADVISORY

Roundtable Discussion Foreign Policy

WHAT:

"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.

WHO:

Moderator:

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

Journalists/Scholars:

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

WHEN:

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

WHERE:

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

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PR 03-104
06/10/03
ISSN 0731-3527

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