Klaus Larres on "Churchill's Cold War: The Politics of Personal Diplomacy," December 5, 2002
Klaus Larres, the author of "Churchill's Cold War: The Politics of Personal Diplomacy," talked about his book in a lecture at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. During the talk he explained how Churchill's personal diplomatic meeting with foreign leaders helped maintain Britain's status as a world power on par with the rising Soviet Union and the United States. The author asserted that Churchill's preference for summits and his relationships with U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt and other world leaders created the perception that England was still a strong empire despite the fact that the past two world wars had greatly contributed to his country's decline. After the presentation, Mr. Larres answered questions from members of the audience.
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The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress presented a roundtable discussion on "Re-evaluating the Nixon/Ford/Kissinger Era: Transatlantic Relations and U.S. Foreign Policy During the 1970s and Beyond." A distinguished panel of historical "witnesses," journalists and scholars discussed topics related to the relationship that existed between Europe and the United States during the Nixon and Ford administrations and its continuing legacy. The roundtable discussion, one of a continuing series of programs hosted by the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, was organized by Klaus Larres, the Henry Alfred Kissinger Scholar in Foreign Policy and International Relations at the Library of Congress, who acted as moderator.
Klaus Larres presented a lecture titled "Downward Course: European-American Relations from the 1970s to the Present."
"Statecraft and America's Position in the World," March 4, 2004
Organized and moderated by Klaus W. Larres, professor of international relations and foreign policy at the University of London and former holder of the Henry Alfred Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations in the Kluge Center, the symposium will consider America's global role from the Cold War to the present time. Expected panelists for the symposium are: Henry A. Kissinger, former U.S. secretary of state during the Nixon and Ford administrations; Zbigniew Brzezinski, national security adviser during the Carter administration; Brent Scowcroft, national security adviser during the Ford and Bush administrations; and Richard Holbrooke, assistant secretary of state in the Carter and Clinton administrations.