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Seventy Years of the Truman Doctrine: Still Going Strong?

Mon, Mar 13, 2017, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

You are cordially invited to a lecture on the topic of

Seventy Years of the Truman Doctrine: Still Going Strong?

Elizabeth Spalding
Associate Professor of Government
Director, The Washington Program
Claremont McKenna College

Monday, March 13
4:00 PM

The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
Washington, D.C.
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The Truman DoctrineAbout the lecture:

The Truman Doctrine, which was announced by President Harry Truman on March 12, 1947, was a new yet necessary American response to the extraordinary and unprecedented circumstances of the Cold War. In key ways, the Truman Doctrine has been the cornerstone of U.S. strategy and foreign policy in the modern era. What is the Truman Doctrine, and is it still relevant today?

About the speaker:

Elizabeth Edwards Spalding is Associate Professor of Government at Claremont McKenna College, where she teaches U.S. foreign policy and American government and directs CMC’s Washington, D.C. program. The author of The First Cold Warrior: Harry Truman, Containment, and the Remaking of Liberal Internationalism and the co-author of A Brief History of the Cold War, she has also contributed to several volumes on the presidency, American foreign policy, and grand strategy.

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