Hudson-Pew Briefing Series on Preserving & Strengthening Democracy
The Truman Legacy?
Who Is The Rightful Heir?
Monday, July 17, 2006
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Betsy and Walter Stern Conference Center
1015 15th Street, N.W., 6th Floor
Our current debates about contemporary policies are rooted in historic context. With so much emphasis being paid to Woodrow Wilson’s international vision as interpreted by the Bush Administration, let’s turn to another President whose doctrine also commands far reaching influence in today’s foreign policy dialogue. President Harry S. Truman’s vision of a foreign policy characterized by a strong defense has often been invoked as a model for President Bush’s War on Terror. Today, both liberals and conservatives are trying to claim his legacy. Which side is the rightful heir?
9:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30 a.m. Panel Discussion
Elizabeth Spalding is a professor and director of Claremont McKenna College’s Washington Program. She is the author of The First Cold Warrior: Harry Truman, Containment and the Remaking of Liberal Internationalism.
Peter Beinart is Editor at Large of the New Republic. He has written extensively on foreign policy issues. His new book is The Good Fight: Why Liberals – and Only Liberals – Can Win the War on Terror and Make America Great Again.
John C. Hulsman is the Senior Research Fellow in the Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom. His book Ethical realism: A New Vision For America’s Role In The World will be published in September.
Amy Kauffman & Richard Weitz, Hudson Institute
To RSVP (acceptances only) or to request information, please contact Richard Weitz at Hudson Institute 202.974.2400 or e-mail email@example.com.
The Hudson-Pew Series explores critical themes on the vitality and perpetuation of democracy, at home and abroad. The series is funded by a grant to the Hudson Institute by the Pew Charitable Trusts.