Leadership and Diplomacy Leadership and Diplomacy

Leadership and Diplomacy


Robert David “KC” Johnson, Moderator

This Seminar will explore six international events in the 20th century, where U.S. or European leaders had to make a choice between diplomacy or conflict. We will examine these instances to draw lessons as to what conditions might make diplomacy a preferable option. The last 10-15 minutes of each session will discuss contemporary events. Video will be used.

Session 1 The “Big Four” and Versailles
Session 2 MacMillan and the Aftermath of Suez
Session 3 LBJ & Vietnam, 1964-65
Session 4 Thatcher and the Falklands
Session 5 Gorbachev and the Baltic States
Session 6 H.W. Bush and Kuwait

* Please note: There are TWO (2) Sections of this Seminar.
Specify your first choice of TIME.

WEDNESDAYS, 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. OR WEDNESDAYS, 2 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

SEPT 11, 25
OCT 16, 30
NOV 13

Cost $475 (6 sessions)
* tax deductible portion is $237.50

Professor Robert David "KC" Johnson

ROBERT DAVID “KC” JOHNSON — Professor of History at Brooklyn College and the City University of New York Graduate Center. In 2007-2008, he taught at Tel Aviv University as Fulbright Distinguished Chair in the Humanities.

Professor Johnson received his B.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard and his M.A. from the University of Chicago. He has written and edited numerous books about American history, and appears frequently as a pundit on the History Channel. His most recent publication is the edited Asia Pacific in the Age of Globalization, published by Palgrave/MacMillan; and he has been selected by Oxford University Press to edit its forthcoming Oxford History Handbook of American Foreign Relations.