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Josef Joffe - October 26, 2006

Josef Joffe

Publisher-Editor of DIE ZEIT, Germany; Adjunct Professor of Political Science and Fellow of the Hoover Institute, Stanford University

"Europe in the 21st Century: Too Big to Be Left Alone, Too Weak to Go It Alone"

8:00 PM Thursday, October 26, 2006
University Theatre

Author of Uberpower: The Imperial Tempation in American Foreign Policy (2006) and one of the most influential newspaper editors of Europe, Dr. Joffe will discuss the consequences of Europe's changing relationship with the United States.

"Iraq: America's Most Foolish War?"

3:40 PM Thursday, October 26, 2006
Gallagher Business Building 123

You are cordially invited to attend a seminar with Josef Joffe.  Raised in Berlin, he graduated from Swarthmore College in 1965 and obtained a Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University in 1975.  He has had two extraordinarily successful careers.  As a journalist, he worked from 1985 to 2000 as a columnist and editorial page editor for Süddeutsche Zeitung, before becoming the publisher-editor of the German weekly, Die Zeit.  His articles and reviews have appeared in The New York Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement, Commentary, The New York Times Magazine, The New Republic,and The Weekly Standard.  He is a regular contributor to many major U.S. and British dailies.  As an academic, he has taught at the University of Munich, Johns Hopkins, Princeton, Dartmouth, and Harvard with which he remains affiliated through the Olin Institute for Strategic Studies.  Currently adjunct professor of political science at Stanford, he was the Payne Distinguished Lecturer there in 1999-2000.  He is also a Distinguished Fellow of the Institute for International Studies and the Marc and Anita Abramowitz Fellow in International Relations of the Hoover Institution, both at Stanford.  His scholarly work has appeared in Foreign Affairs, The National Interest, International Security, and Foreign Policy, as well as professional journals in Germany, Britain, and France.  He is the author of The Limited Partnership: Europe, the United States, and the Burdens of Alliance (1987).  He co-authored Eroding Empire: Western Relations with Eastern Europe (1987) and The Future of the Great Powers: Predictions (1999).  His most recent book, Uberpower: The Imperial Temptation in American Foreign Policy, was published in June 2006 by W. W. Norton.