The Age Of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s
- William Hitchcock, Professor of History, University of Virginia; Randolph P. Compton Professor, University of Virginia Miller Center
- Derek Chollet, Executive Vice President and Senior Advisor for Security and Defense Policy, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
As a part of its Future of American Power series, The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) invites you to a conversation with William Hitchcock to discuss his book The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s. The book provides a detailed exploration of Eisenhower’s strong leadership as a former general and president, and his impact on foreign policy during the 1950s. Eisenhower’s policies aimed to end the Korean war, avoid Vietnam, ensure peace with China, and better relations with the Soviet Union.
The book talk will be moderated by GMF Executive Vice President Derek Chollet and will discuss Eisenhower's skilled leadership throughout the early years of the Cold War. It will also strive to assess the legacy of Eisenhower's presidency and implications on U.S. policy today.
GMF’s Future of American Power series discusses new books focusing on U.S. power in the world. In line with its mission to strengthen transatlantic relations, these conversations specifically focus on the implications of U.S. foreign policy for its European partners, as well as other key regions for the transatlantic relationship.