Spitzer Lecture: Walter Russell Mead
Mon, Apr 15
4:30 PM — 6:00 PM
Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture141 Convent Avenue
, Spitzer Gallery
Spitzer Lecture Series: Walter Russell MeadWalter Russell Mead on America’s “Asia Pivot” at a Time of Upheaval: The Pacific isn’t Looking Very Pacifistic
Walter Russell Mead is the
James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and the Humanities at Bard College. Prior to joining Bard's faculty, Mead was the Henry A. Kissinger senior fellow for U.S. foreign policy at the
Council on Foreign Relations. He is also a founder of the New America Foundation, one of the country's Preeminent think tanks.
His blog, "Via Meadia," is widely read.
Mead's 2001 book, Special Providence: American Foreign Policy and How It Changed the World, was widely hailed as an important study that would change the way Americans and others think about American foreign policy. Among several honors and prizes, Special Providence received the Lionel Gelber Award in 2002 for the best book in English on international relations.
His most recent book, God and Gold: Britain, America and the Making of the Modern World, is a major study of 400 years of conflict between Anglophone powers and rivals ranging from absolute
monarchies through Communist and Fascist enemies in the twentieth century to al-Qaeda. Mead writes regularly on international affairs
Presented by the Anne and Bernard Spitzer Chair in International Relations, the CCNY Department of Political Science, and the Colin L. Powell Center for Leadership and Service