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Academe's Role in Government Policy: A Conversation with Strobe Talbott

When: Thursday, March 1, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM CT

Where: McCormick Foundation Center, 1870 Campus Drive , Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: Ariel Schwartz   (847) 491-4481

Group: Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

Co-Sponsor: Institute For Policy Research

Category: Academic


Strobe Talbott, the inaugural Buffett Institute Distinguished Visitor and past president of the Brookings Institution, will be at Northwestern University for the first of three visits throughout the winter and spring quarters. He’ll sit down with Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach to discuss the policy relevance of academic research.

This event is organized in partnership with the Institute for Policy Research.

Registration is requested. Reception to follow.

About Talbott
Strobe Talbott is the past president of the Brookings Institution, one of the nation's most prominent public policy organizations. Prior to joining Brookings in 2002, he was the founding director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization. Talbott was a long-time reporter for Time magazine before serving as U.S. Deputy Secretary of State from 1994-2001.

While on campus throughout winter and spring, he will take part in major public conversations on topics such as D.C. politics, the policy relevance of academic research, and contemporary Russia. Read more.

About the Distinguished Visitors Program
From senior government leaders to heads of nonprofits and international institutions, Distinguished Visitors bring their global experiences and insights to the Northwestern community, enriching learning and enhancing research across campus.

The Distinguished Visitors Program establishes new partnerships between Northwestern and international organizations, strengthens existing partnerships, and provides Northwestern students and faculty opportunities to interact with, and learn from, prominent global leaders.

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