When the Berlin Wall fell on November 9, 1989 – or 11/9 – many Americans turned their attention away from foreign policy, and only re-awakened to world affairs on 9/11. Derek Chollet, a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, and James Goldgeier, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, visit Zócalo to show how the haze of self-congratulation that characterized the 1990s led to the complacency that was shattered on September 11th. Brilliantly mapping the forces that shaped the post-Cold War era, Chollet and Goldgeier will discuss how the legacy of the 1990s is alive and well in the 2008 presidential campaign, and is vital to understanding what is likely to persist in whatever presidential administration we have next.
Free, reservations recommended at www.zocalola.org or (213) 403-0416
Wednesday, September 24, 7:30 pm
9909 Jefferson Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
Zócalo presents a vibrant series of programs that feature thinkers and doers speaking on some of the most pressing topics of the day. Bringing together an extraordinarily diverse group of Angelenos, Zócalo—"Public Square" in Spanish—seeks to create a non-partisan and multiethnic forum where participants can enjoy a rare opportunity for intellectual fellowship
Official Website: http://www.zocalola.org
Added by zocalo_events on September 11, 2008