The Warren and Anita Manshel Lecture in American Foreign Policy

The Warren and Anita Manshel Lecture in American Foreign Policy was established at the Center for International Affairs in 1993 by members of the Manshel family and by many of their friends. It stands as a memorial to the Manshels’ longstanding commitment to public affairs and their desire to advance greater understanding of the international relations of the United States. The lecture series honors Warren Manshel’s role as a founder of both The Public Interest and Foreign Policy, his service as ambassador to Denmark, and his deep involvement over many years in the work of the Center. It also serves to recognize Anita Manshel as Warren’s full partner and enthusiastic supporter in these endeavors, which he so often acknowledged.

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Past Lectures

The following Manshel lectureships have been delivered since 1993:

February 8, 1993

“The Future of American Foreign Policy: A Dialogue”
Irving Kristol
The Public Interest and The National Interest
and Daniel Patrick Moynihan
Senator (D-New York)

October 21, 1994

“Foreign Policy for a New Era”
Anthony Lake
Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs

December 4, 1996

“The United States Role in Europe in the Post-Cold War World”
Richard C. Holbrooke
Former Assistant Secretary of State

May 14, 2003

“Mexico and America: Partners and Protagonists”
Jorge Castañeda
Former Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico

November 3, 2005

“The Impact of Globalization on Decision Making at the Federal Reserve: Unraveling a Conundrum”
Richard Fisher
President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

November 15, 2007

“Goodness Triumphs Ultimately”
The Most Reverend Desmond Tutu
Archbishop Emeritus, Cape Town; 1984 Nobel Peace Prize
Transcripts: HTML | PDF (79 KB)
Audio: Audio only (MP3)

June 14, 2008

“A European Perspective on the U.S. Presidential Elections”
Baroness Shirley Williams
Privy Councillor; former leader of the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords
(Delivered at the Center's annual conference in Talloires, France.)

October 21, 2010

“America's Bush/Cheney Foreign Policy: Why Hasn't It Changed?”
Seymour Hersh
Investigative Journalist

Media Responses:
The Harvard Gazette
The Harvard Crimson

June 16, 2012

“The Future of American Foreign Policy”
Anne-Marie Slaughter
Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University; Former Director, US Department of State Planning Staff
(Delivered at the Center's annual conference in Talloires, France.)

June 15, 2013

“US Foreign Policy after the Presidential Elections: #ComebackKid”
Roger Cohen
Journalist, International Herald Tribune, New York Times
(Delivered at the Center's annual conference in Talloires, France.)
Transcript: PDF (332KB)

October 16, 2013

“The State of the Euro: Implications for Europe and the United States”
Jean-Claude Trichet
Former President, European Central Bank; Honorary Governor, Banque de France.

April 15, 2014

“Remembering Robert R. Bowie: A Celebration of His Life and His Contributions to US Foreign Policy and Harvard University”
Jorge I. Domínguez, Chairman, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico, Department of Government; Vice Provost for International Affairs, Harvard University.
J. Bryan Hehir, Senior Adviser; Faculty Associate. Parker Gilbert Montgomery Professor of the Practice of Religion and Public Life, Harvard Kennedy School; Secretary for Health and Social Services, Archdiocese of Boston.
Joseph S. Nye, Jr., Senior Adviser; Faculty Associate. Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor, Harvard Kennedy School.
Chair: Karl Kaiser, Director, Program on Transatlantic Relations. Adjunct Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School.

June 20, 2015

"The Future of the 'Special Relationship': The United States, Britain, and the European Union in a Changing Environment"
William Wallace
House of Lords
(Delivered at the Center's annual conference in Talloires, France.)

Related Documents

2007 Manshel Lecture Transcript: Desmond Tutu79 KB
2013 Manshel Lecture Transcript: Roger Cohen322 KB