Editor

André B. Barbic

Includes:

  • Report of the Secretaries of State: Bipartisan Advice to the Next Administration (March 27, 2008 at The Classic Center, Athens, Georgia)
  • A Balanced View of American Power (March 27, 2007 at the UGA Chapel, Athens, Georgia)
  • The Rise of China: Political and Economic Implications (November 6, 2006 at Dean Rusk Hall, Athens, Georgia)
  • Who Runs Who: Does Europe Follow the U.S., or the U.S. Europe, on Major Policy Issues? (November 6, 2007 at Dean Rusk Hall, Athens, Georgia)

Abstract

With this issue of the Occasional Papers, we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Dean Rusk Center, which bears the name of the late School of Law faculty member who served as secretary of state under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson from 1961 until 1969.

Our purpose in hosting the conference and lectures published in this volume was to provide a forum for developing the comprehensive new focus necessary to met the American foreign policy demands of the 21st century. In so doing, it is our intent that the advice and counsel of the former secretaries of state and speakers in this volume—each of whom has been, directly or indirectly, impacted by the life of Dean Rusk—will bring us closer to being “present at the creation” of a post-modern American foreign policy equipped to deal with the challenges ahead. We hope that this publication, under the auspices of the Center that bears his name, will have an impact that is worthy of the legacy of Dean Rusk.