KC Johnson

Roundtable Cultural Seminars: Leadership and Diplomacy

This Seminar will explore six international events in the 20th century, where U.S. or European leaders had to make a choice between diplomacy or conflict. We will examine these instances to draw lessons as to what conditions might make diplomacy a preferable option. The last 10-15 minutes of each session will discuss contemporary events. Video will be used.

Session 1


The “Big Four” and Versailles
Session 2


MacMillan and the Aftermath of Suez
Session 3


LBJ & Vietnam, 1964-65
Session 4


Thatcher and the Falklands
Session 5


Gorbachev and the Baltic States
Session 6


George H.W. Bush and Kuwait
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