Democracy and America's Role in the World

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Special guest Henry Kissinger questions the United States' capacity to effectively implement an ambitious policy of democratization as pursued in Iraq and Afghanistan: "As a nation we have to understand our reach, but also our limits." The panel, which also includes Lorne Cramer, president of the International Republican Institute and Ken Wollack, president of the National Democratic Institute, considers the utility and effectiveness of a democratization policy in terms of overarching U.S. economic and security interests. For further highlights on this panel, read the live blog. PANELISTS Lorne W. Craner, President, International Republican Institute Michael J. Gerson, Roger Hertog Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations Henry Kissinger, U.S. Secretary of State,1973-1977 and 1973 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Vin Weber, Chairman, National Endowment for Democracy and Partner, Clark and Weinstock Ken Wollack, President, National Democratic Institute Moderator: J. Brian Atwood, Dean, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota

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Co-sponsored with Council on Foreign Relations.

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Jacobs, Lawrence R.. (2008). Democracy and America's Role in the World. Retrieved from the University Digital Conservancy,

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