Join us for a special program on Jan. 25 in celebration of Daniel Bessner as the first recipient of the Anne H.H. and Kenneth B. Pyle Professorship in American Foreign Policy at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies.
The event features Daniel Bessner speaking on “Democracy in Exile: Hans Speier and the Rise of the Defense Intellectual,” which explores why experts exert so much influence in U.S. foreign policy. This talk examines the strange origins of the expert-based approach to U.S. foreign policymaking that has characterized the last 70 years of American history through an examination of the career of Hans Speier, an exile from the Nazis who became an important foreign policymaker in the early Cold War.
The Anne H.H. and Kenneth B. Pyle Professorship in American Foreign Policy is dedicated to teaching some aspect of the U.S. position in the world, providing students and the wider community an understanding of the relationship of the U.S. with other regions around the world, helping them to become true global citizens.
This event is free and open to the public.
When: Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017
Where: Walker-Ames Room (Kane Hall 225) University of Washington, Seattle
Time: 7:00 p.m.
With reflections by:
- John Hempelmann, President of Board of Governors, Henry M. Jackson Foundation
- Reşat Kasaba, Director of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies and Stanley D. Golub Chair of International Studies
- Kenneth B. Pyle, Professor Emeritus, Jackson School of International Studies and Department of History
Kenneth B. Pyle, Professor Emeritus, retired from the University of Washington in 2015 after serving as Professor of History and International Studies for 51 consecutive years. In addition to establishing a reputation as one of the most important historians of modern Japan, he served with distinction as Director of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies between 1978-1988. Among Professor Pyle’s numerous awards and honors is the Order of the Rising Sun, awarded to him by the Japanese government for his contributions to Japanese Studies.
In recognition of Professor Pyle’s innovative leadership and service to the School and the ideals of Senator Jackson, the Henry M. Jackson Foundation created the Anne H.H. and Kenneth B. Pyle Professorship in American Foreign Policy, a professorship that was originally established in 2005 and renamed in 2015. We are pleased to be able to recognize Professor Daniel Bessner as the first recipient of this new title.
The event is sponsored by The Henry M. Jackson Foundation and the Henry. M. Jackson School of International Studies.
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