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Conversations with Power

A Series of Interviews with Former Leaders from Around the World

Please join Steve Clemons and Brian Till in a discussion about Till's new book, Conversations with Power, a series of interviews with former leaders from around the world.
Clinton thinks we might lose on climate change; Ehud Barak laments that his military career left him ill-prepared for politics and statesmanship, in which "human weaknesses, human needs" matter a great deal; and Fernando Henrique Cardoso, of Brazil, recalls the words of a former boss at the UN: "He said, 'Fernando, it's better not to know those who command the world.'"
And all but two confirm the thesis Till set out to consider:  Did the post-Cold War generation fall short on nearly all the challenges assigned by history - the Soviet demise, the threat of climate change, maintaining balance amid the liberalization of the global economy.

Come listen to a discussion of the regrets, mistakes, and lessons on leadership offered by a dozen of the world's most interesting former heads of state.

A beer and champagne reception will follow the discussion.


Featured Speaker
Brian M. Till
Author, Conversations with Power: What Great Presidents and Prime Ministers Can Teach Us About Leadership
Research Fellow, American Strategy Program
Correspondent, The Atlantic
Steve Clemons
Senior Fellow, American Strategy Program
New America Foundation
Publisher, The Washington Note


Event Time and Location

Monday, May 9, 2011 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
New America Foundation
1899 L Street NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036

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