April 15: Walter Russell Mead on the "Asia Pivot"

Walter Russell Mead Next Monday, April 15, the Colin Powell Center of Leadership and Service will host Walter Russell Mead, the James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and the Humanities at Bard College and former Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. His lecture, “America’s ‘Asia Pivot’ in a Time of Upheaval: The Pacific Isn’t Looking Pacifistic,” is co-presented by the Anne and Bernard Spitzer Chair in International Relations in the CCNY Department of Political Science.

Mead’s lecture will focus on America’s relationship with Asia. In February he visited the topic of the so-called “pivot to Asia” on his blog, which runs on the website of the American Interest, a think tank he helped found. The essay discusses the Obama administration’s Asia policy and Chinese commentators’ observations and impressions of the incoming secretary of state, John Kerry. You can read that essay and others at Via Meadia.

The lecture will be held from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM in the Spitzer Gallery at the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, 141 Convent Avenue. RSVP for the event here.