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The Enduring Legacy

Leadership and National Security Affairs During the Ronald Reagan Era

November 3 & 4, 2014

“The Enduring Legacy: Leadership and National Security Affairs during the Ronald Reagan Era” will bring together scholars and national security professionals to discuss strategy, policy, and leadership during the Reagan administration.

It will feature a keynote address by former NATO commander Admiral James Stavridis, USN (ret.), and a dinner presentation by former U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union Jack F. Matlock, Jr.

In addition, seven panels of historians and former Reagan administration officials will examine aspects of the Reagan presidency—and the connections between the Cold War and contemporary national security affairs. Panel topics will include:

  • The Leadership of Ronald Reagan
  • The Organization and Function of the National Security Establishment
  • The Soviet Union and the United States
  • Reagan and World: The Americas
  • Reagan and the World: The Middle East and Africa
  • Reagan and the World: The Great Powers
  • The Reagan Legacy

Panelists to include Mr. Lou Cannon, author of President Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime, Dr. Archie Brown of Oxford University, Dr. Beth Fischer of the University of Toronto, Dr. Kyle Longley of Arizona State University, Dr. James Graham Wilson of the Department of State, Dr. Ronald Granieri of the University of Pennsylvania and Dr. David Crist of The Joint Staff. 

If you would like to receive regular notifications on this conference, please email Derek Pinkham, Assistant Conference Coordinator. 

Official Press Release