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Saturday at the Warwick Melrose with Jeremi Suri - Foreign Policy Breakthroughs: Cases in Successful Diplomacy
Professor; Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs, University of Texas

Saturday, December 5, 2015 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Ray Kelly


To say that "Saturday at the Warwick Melrose" will feature a college professor is an understatement of enormous proportions. Jerimi Suri is an educator with a dynamic presence, a man clearly excited to be studying the world and sharing what he has found.

His latest assessment of the state of diplomacy is the topic of his Saturday at the Warwick Melrose program on December 5. This is also the topic of his recent book, titled Foreign Policy Breakthroughs: Cases in Successful Diplomacy in which he accesses modern diplomacy as lacking, weak and harmful to the U.S. Suri and his co-editor Robert Hutchings, examine the history of American diplomacy, identify shortcomings in the modern era and provide solutions to building a stronger diplomatic approach that puts peace ahead of conflict.

In Suri's bio at UT-Austin he wrote, "I am a proponent of historical and political studies that are broad, compelling, creative, and, ultimately, useful. We should research with Monkish rigor, as we write (and lecture) with novelistic flair."
The professor earned his B.A. in history from Stanford in 1994, his M.A. in history from Ohio University in 1996 and his Ph.D. in history from Yale in 2001.

He has explained himself in these words: "I am a child of the global transformations that re-made societies in the last century–war, migration, nation-building, and mobility through higher education."

Suri is the author of many books and a tireless contributor on national and international topics to traditional and online media. In The New York Times in 2013 he drew national attention by advocating that the U.S. "use a precise airstrike" to disable North Korea's missiles. And in 2014, he said, "The best way to think of Vladimir Putin is Benito Mussolini. This is the leader of a state who has made himself into a dictator, popular at home, by thumping his chest and flexing his muscles."

In the modern era, he believes, the essential international practice of diplomacy is weak and contributes to setbacks for America.


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9:30 AM Registration & Continental Breakfast
10:00 AM Program
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The Warwick Melrose Hotel
3015 Oak Lawn Ave.
Dallas, TX 75219
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$20 Members
$35 Non-Members
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