Brookings Institution president to deliver Tyrrell Williams Lecture

Strobe Talbott, president of The Brookings Institution, will deliver the School of Law’s Tyrrell Williams Lecture on “The Great Experiment: The Old World Order, the New World Order, and the Next World Order” at 3 p.m. Oct. 13 in the Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom at Anheuser-Busch Hall.

This lecture is co-sponsored by the University’s Assembly Series.

As Deputy Secretary of State in the Clinton administration, Talbott was deeply involved in U.S. policy abroad and in the management of executive branch relations with Congress.

Talbott entered government service after 21 years with Time magazine. As a reporter, he covered eastern Europe, the State Department and the White House; he also was Washington bureau chief, editor-at-large and foreign affairs columnist.

A prolific author, he has written numerous books on diplomacy and U.S. foreign relations, including his new book, “The Great Experiment: The Story of Ancient Empires, Modern States, and the Quest for a Global Nation.” He co-edited his collection of essays, “The Age of Terror: America and the World After September 11.” He also translated and edited two volumes of Nikita Khrushchev’s memoirs in the early 1970s.

Talbott’s professional affiliations include service to the National Commission on War Powers, Council on Foreign Relations, North American Executive Committee of the Trilateral Commission and Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

At WUSTL, Talbott is a member of the McDonnell International Scholars Academy advisory committee and will be meeting with Academy scholars and other groups on campus during his visit.