Join us here on February 12 at 2 pm (CMT) when William Inboden and Jeremi Suri will discuss Suri’s latest book: Liberty’s Surest Guardian: American Nation-Building from the Founders to Obama.
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From the Amazon book page:
“’Nation-building can only work when the people own it.’ Jeremi Suri argues that the United States has too often forgotten this truth over the course of its nation-building history–including the American revolution and Reconstruction as well as efforts in the Philippines, Germany, Japan, and Vietnam–in which there have been both successes and failures. Suri draws lessons from all these efforts that are particularly valuable today, while making the provocative argument that as hard as we wish to deny it, nation-building is part of American DNA.” –Anne-Marie Slaughter, Bert G. Kerstetter ’66 University Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University
Jeremi Suri is the Mack Brown Distinguished Professor for Global Leadership, History, and Public Policy in the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the University of Texas at Austin. He has a joint appointment at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and the Department of History.
Suri earned his BA in history from Stanford University in 1994, his MA in history from Ohio University in 1996, and earned his PhD from Yale University in 2001.
He is the author of three previous books on contemporary politics and foreign policy: Henry Kissinger and the American Century (Harvard University Press, 2007), The Global Revolutions of 1968 (2007), and Power and Protest (2003). Professor Suri is a frequent contributor to newspapers and magazines, including Wired Magazine, the Chicago Tribune, the Boston Globe, and the International Herald Tribune.
William Inboden will introduce and moderate the discussion.
Prof Inboden joined the LBJ School of Public Affairs as an Assistant Professor of Public Affairs in 2010. Prior to his appointment at the LBJ School, Inboden served as Senior Vice President of the Legatum Institute, a London-based think-tank. He also served as Senior Director for Strategic Planning on the National Security Council at the White House, where he worked on a range of foreign policy issues including the National Security Strategy, democracy and governance, contingency planning, counter-radicalization, and multilateral institutions and initiatives. He is the author of Religion and American Foreign Policy, 1945-1960: The Soul of Containment, (Cambridge University Press). Inboden received his Ph.D., M.Phil., and M.A. degrees in history from Yale University, and his A.B. from Stanford University.