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US Foreign and Defence Policy for the 21st Century

LSE Public lecture

Date: Tuesday 7 May 2002
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street
Speakers: Robert S McNamara, Robert K Brigham, James G Blight
Chair: Dr Odd Arne Westad, LSE

Robert S McNamara will speak on US foreign and defence policy before being joined by a panel of specialists to debate the issues of moral and multilateral imperatives and the areas faced by great powers in intervention and nuclear disarmament. Lessons that can be learned from the 20th century for the 21st will also be a topic of discussion.

Robert S McNamara was US Secretary of Defence during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations; Robert Brigham is Associate Professor of History at Vassar College in New York, and James Blight is Professor of International Relations at Brown University. All are co-authors of Argument Without End: in search of answers to the Vietnam Tragedy.

This event is free and open to all but a ticket is required. 

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Transcript of lecture (PDF)