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CONTRIBUTORS' CIRCLE: Building a Better World and Ending the Cold War
Philip Zelikow, White Burkett Miller Professor of History and J. Wilson Newman Professor of Governance, University of Virginia

Monday, October 7, 2019 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM


6:30 PM Reception
7:00 PM Program & Book Signing
Crescent Club 

In the momentous period between 1988 and 1992, the Cold War ended, Germany was reunified, Eastern Europe was liberated, and free markets and free trade helped create a more peaceful and prosperous world. How did such momentous events take place? In a new book, “To Build a Better World: Choices to End the Cold War and Create a Global Commonwealth,” scholar and diplomat Philip Zelikow and Secretary Condoleezza Rice have documented the series of choices, improvisation and risk-taking that comprise what Zelikow calls “one of the greatest diplomatic accomplishment of our lifetimes.”

Philip Zelikow was a trial and appellate lawyer before his long public service career. He is currently the White Burkett Miller Professor of History at the University of Virginia, where he has also served as dean of the Graduate School and director of the Miller Center. Zelikow served within five administrations of both parties in positions at the White House, State Department, and the Pentagon. He was executive director of the 9/11 Commission and his last full-time government position was as the counselor of the Department of State, a deputy to Secretary Rice.

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The UVA Club Of Dallas & Ft. Worth

If you are a member of the SMU Center for Presidential History, please call (214) 965-8400 to register for this event.

Location: Crescent Club
(200 Crescent Ct., Dallas, TX 75201)
Fees: $32 Contributors Circle Members; Free for Global Forum Members
Calendar: Contributors' Circle Events
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