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The Trustees of the


Cordially Invite You to an Address by


Robert J. Lieber, Ph.D.

Professor of Government & International Affairs,

Georgetown University


Thursday, March 14, 2019

Reception: 5:15 p.m.      Address: 6:00 p.m.


1 East Eager Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

Members: Free of Charge* – Guest of a Member: $10.00 –

Non-Members: 25.00**


“Still the Indispensable Nation?”

The United States’ participation in world affairs is the perennial question for anyone evaluating the pursuit of American national interests. The question is not fully answered today; yet it certainly is urgent. We are fortunate to be joined by a seasoned scholar who is a decades-long careful student of the United States’ role in the world.


Professor Lieber is the author or editor of seventeen books on international relations and United States foreign policy, including a series of books on American engagement and retrenchment in the 21st century published by Cambridge University Press, an America’s future trilogy: The American Era: Power & Strategy for the 21st  Century (2005); Power and Willpower in the American Future: Why the United States Is Not Destined To Decline (2012); and Retreat and Its Consequences: American Foreign Policy and the Problem of World Order (2016). He is now pursuing a sequel Still the Indispensable Nation?


Professor Lieber received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Wisconsin and his Ph.D. from Harvard.  He has taught at Harvard, Oxford, and the University of California, Davis, and has been Visiting Fellow at the Atlantic Institute in Paris, the Brookings Institution in Washington, and Fudan University in Shanghai.  He has served as an advisor to several presidential campaigns, to the State Department, and to the drafters of United States Intelligence Estimates.  Professor Lieber has lectured in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, and his op-eds and articles have appeared in scholarly journals in the United States, Germany, Great Britain, France, and Israel.  Media appearances have been on the major American news networks, BBC, Al Jazeera, and others in Europe, the Arab world, and Israel.


It is an honor and a pleasure once again to welcome the distinguished scholar Professor Robert J. Lieber to the Council.

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