The Opportunity: America's Moment to Alter History's Course

Event offered by:
Foreign Policy Association

Event Details

Tuesday, February 21, 2006
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM 
Santander Central Hispano
New York, NY
Event type
Lecture / Panel  

Event Transcripts and Video

Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations, addresses the Foreign Policy Association on the topic of "America's Moment to Alter History's Course."

Event Speakers

    • Richard Haass - Speaker
      President, Council on Foreign Relations

      Richard Haass is President of the Council on Foreign Relations, an independent, national membership organization and a nonpartisan center for scholars dedicated to increasing understanding of the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other governments.

      Until June 2003, Richard Haass was Director of Policy Planning for the Department of State, where he was a principal advisor to Secretary of State Colin Powell on a broad range of foreign policy concerns. Confirmed by the U.S. Senate to hold the rank of ambassador, Haass served as U.S. Coordinator for policy toward the future of Afghanistan and was the lead U.S. Government official in support of the Northern Ireland peace process.

      Previously, Haass was Vice President and Director of Foreign Policy Studies at The Brookings Institution. He was also Special Assistant to President George Bush and Senior Director for Near East and South Asian Affairs on the staff of the National Security Council from 1989-1993.

      Haass is the author or editor of ten books on American foreign policy, including his most recent book, The Opportunity: America's Moment to Alter History's Course, published by Public Affairs. A Rhodes Scholar, he holds a B.A. from Oberlin College and Master and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Oxford University.