Thursday 11 February 4:00pm
Ambassador Chas W. Freeman Jr. will deliver a lecture titled "The United States in the New World Disorder," the second in a three-part series about American diplomacy. Freeman, senior fellow at the Watson Institute, will discuss alternative structures for the United States' alliances and national security approaches as the country shifts away from the past international world order. Freeman is a former U.S. assistant secretary of defense, ambassador to Saudi Arabia (during operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm), acting assistant secretary of state for African affairs, and chargé d'affaires at both Bangkok and Beijing. He was the principal American interpreter during President Nixon's visit to Beijing in 1972. The lecture will be live streamed. A reception will follow the talk. The event begins at 4 p.m. in the Watson Institute, Joukowsky Forum, 111 Thayer St.