Book Launch | Dean Acheson and the Obligations of Power

2017/6/12 22:39:28

Monday, June 19, 2017

2:00pm - 3:30pm, 5th Floor Conference Room

Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, DC

















Dean Acheson is rightly remembered as the leading figure in the Truman administration in the years when the Cold War emerged, and, in particular, for his prominent role in the formulation of the American policy of containment.


Author Michael F. Hopkins will speak on his recently-published biography of the former secretary of state, who believed that with the United States’ great economic and military power came international responsibilities and duties to help ensure a stable international order.



  • Michael F. Hopkins (Author) is Director of the MA in Twentieth Century History Program at the University of Liverpool.
  • David Painter (Commentator) teaches international history at Georgetown University.
  • Charles Kraus (Moderator) is Program Associate for the Wilson Center’s History and Public Policy Program.



Monday, June 19, 2017

2:00pm - 3:30pm

5th Floor Conference Room


Wilson Center

Ronald Reagan Building and

International Trade Center

One Woodrow Wilson Plaza

1300 Pennsylvania, Ave., NW

Washington, D.C. 20004

Phone: 202.691.4000

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