The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum today announced that foreign policy expert Walter Russell Mead will keynote the 2010 Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library Symposium, with a luncheon address, “Wilsonian Foreign Policy: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow,” on Thursday, April 15, at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel and Conference Center in Staunton. Mr. Mead, the Henry A. Kissinger senior fellow for U.S. foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations, is one of the country’s leading students of American foreign policy. The conference, “World of Power/World of Law: Wilsonianism and Other Visions of Foreign Policy,” will be held on April 15-16, at the Presidential Library. The seminar, which is sponsored by Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, will be the fifth national symposium the Presidential Library has held since the program’s inception in 2000.
At the symposium, the Presidential Library will convene scholars from around the nation to examine the life, times, and ideas of Woodrow Wilson for two days of panel presentations, dialogue, and debate. Participants from around the country include scholars from Harvard University, Columbia University, the University of Vermont, Niagra University in New York, Presbyterian College in South Carolina, and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in Kansas. Participants from Virginia include scholars from James Madison University, Washington and Lee University, Virginia Tech, the University of Virginia, and Blue Ridge Community College.
Walter Russell Mead has written several books, including God and Gold: Britain, America and the Making of the Modern World and Special Providence: American Foreign Policy and How it Changed the World, which received the Lionel Gelber Award for the best book in English on international relations in 2002. Mr. Mead writes regularly on international affairs for the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune, Washington Post, Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, New Yorker, Atlantic, Harper’s, and Esquire. He lives in Jackson Heights, New York.
Those interested in more information about the symposium should contact Joel Hodson, Director of Education at the WWPL, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at (540) 885-0897, ext. 103.