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Transforming Our World: President George H. W. Bush and American Foreign Policy

June 1, 2021 • 5:00 – 6:30 pm EDT

Please join us for a conversation on the essay anthology, Transforming Our World: President George H. W. Bush and American Foreign Policy. The book presents detailed first-hand accounts from high level officials under the H.W. Bush Administration, examining the 41st president's foreign policy approach. The discussion will center around President George H. W. Bush's foreign policy challenges and achievements during his time in office, from the end of the Cold War through the Tiananmen Square Massacre, the fall out of the Iran-Contra scandal and the Gulf War.

Both co-editors, former USAID administrator Andrew Natsios, and former White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card will give opening remarks followed by a panel discussion with four of the authors, all former H.W. Bush Administration officials, Catherine Bertini, Ambassador Carla A. Hills, Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering, and Douglas Paal.

This event is made possible by general support to CSIS.

Daniel F. Runde
Senior Vice President; William A. Schreyer Chair; Director, Project on Prosperity and Development
Former White House Chief of Staff (2001-2006) and U.S. Secretary of Transportation (1992 - 1993)

Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, CSIS Senior Adviser
Former Executive Director of the World Food Programme, CSIS Senior Adviser
Former National Security Council Director of Asian Affairs and Special Assistant to the President