The Unquiet American: Richard Holbrooke in the World


Richard Holbrooke, who died in December 2010, was a pivotal player in U.S. diplomacy for more than 40 years. Most recently as the special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan under President Obama, Holbrooke also served as assistant secretary of state for both Asia and Europe, and as ambassador to both Germany and the United Nations. He had a key role in brokering a peace agreement among warring factions in Bosnia that led to the Dayton Peace Accords in 1995.

The Unquiet American  is a collection of writing by the friends and colleagues who knew him best as well as excerpts from Holbrooke's own trenchant writing.  This book is both a tribute to an exceptional public servant and a backstage history of the last half-century of American foreign policy. Please join journalist Kati Marton as she discusses her late husband's life and legacy and directions in U.S. foreign policy in today’s world with contributors to The Unquiet American, including Gordon M. Goldstein, author of Lessons in Disaster: McGeorge Bundy and the Path to War in Vietnam, and two-time Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist David Rohde. Moderated by Roger Cohen (The New York Times).

Followed by a book sale and reception.

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Co-sponsored by the OPC (Overseas Press Club of America)


Event Details

Mon 28 Nov 2011
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
725 Park Avenue (at 70th Street), New York, NY
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$10 Asia Society and OFC members; $12 students/seniors; $15 nonmembers
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