CVHF2021 talks by Robert Cooper

48. THE AMBASSADORS: FROM MACHIAVELLI TO MODERN TIMES

Sir Robert Cooper will examine how statesmen can play a decisive role in shaping foreign policy, highlighting moments of diplomacy from Richelieu and Mazarin to the present day. He will cover Talleyrand and the Congress of Vienna, Ernest Bevin and Nato, John F. Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the legacy of Henry Kissinger. A masterly analysis of fragments of history over five centuries which saw the invention of the modern state; the creation of a western liberal system; and the peaceful end to the Cold War.

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