Warden's Special Lecture 2015

Warden's Special Lecture 2015

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 - 5:00pm

On 28 April Dr Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations, will give the Warden’s Special Lecture 2015 on American Foreign Policy in a Turbulent World. The lecture will take place in the Nissan Lecture Theatre at St Antony’s College and starts at 5pm. All are welcome.

Richard Haass is in his twelfth year as President of the Council on Foreign Relations, an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher dedicated to being a resource to help people better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries. In 2013, he served as the chair of the multi-party negotiations in Northern Ireland that provided the foundation for the 2014 Stormont House Agreement.

From January 2001 to June 2003, Richard Haass was director of policy planning for the Department of State, where he was a principal adviser to Secretary of State Colin Powell. Confirmed by the U.S. Senate to hold the rank of ambassador, Dr. Haass also served as U.S. coordinator for policy toward the future of Afghanistan and U.S. envoy to the Northern Ireland peace process. In recognition of his service, he received the State Department’s Distinguished Honor Award. Earlier in his career he was special assistant to President George H.W. Bush and senior director for Near East and South Asian affairs on the staff of the National Security Council. Previously, he served in the Departments of State (1981-85) and Defense (1979-80) and was a legislative aide in the U.S. Senate.

Richard Haass is the author or editor of twelve books on American foreign policy and one book on management. His most recent books are Foreign Policy Begins at Home: The Case for Putting America's House in Order, and War of Necessity, War of Choice: A Memoir of Two Iraq Wars.

A Rhodes Scholar, Richard Haas completed a Master’s degree and a DPhil in Politics at St Antony’s College.