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Anatol Lieven - September 12, 2005

Anatol Lieven

Senior Research Fellow on U.S. Foreign Policy, New America Foundation

"City on a Hill and Embattled Fortress: An Anatomy of American Nationalism"

8:00 PM Monday, September 12, 2005
University Theatre

Dr. Lieven, a journalist and historian, is the author of America Right or Wrong: An Anatomy of American Nationalism (2004). In his lecture, he will analyze the peculiarities in the American national character that led to the war in Iraq.

"Ethical Realism: A Foreign Policy Philosophy for Our Time"

3:10 PM Monday, September 12, 2005
Gallagher Business Building 123

You are cordially invited to attend a seminar with Anatol Lieven, a journalist and historian. He received a B.A. in history and a Ph.D. in political science from Cambridge University. As a journalist he worked in 1988-1989 as a correspondent for The Times ( London ) in Pakistan and Afghanistan, covering the Afghan War and the Soviet withdrawal. From 1990 to 1996 he was a correspondent for The Times in the former Soviet Union and Russia . In 1997 he became a correspondent for the Financial Times, based in Central Europe for two years. He remains a regular columnist for that paper.

Dr. Lieven has been a prolific author of historical works. His Baltic Revolution: Estonia , Latvia , Lithuania, and the Path to Independence (1993) won the George Orwell Prize for Political Writing and the Yale University Press Governors' Award. InChechnya: Tombstone of Russian Power (1998) he analyzed the Chechen War of 1994-1996. His latest book, America Right or Wrong: An Anatomy of American Nationalism (2004), has generated spirited controversy for its powerful critique of the peculiar elements in the American national character that led to the war in Iraq..

After five years as Senior Associate for Foreign and Security Policy at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C. , Dr. Lieven joined the New America Foundation, which has acquired a reputation, rare in Washington, as an independent-minded think tank.