Mandelbaum To Deliver Jackson Lecture April 15

April 7, 2004
News Photo 1878Dr. Michael Mandelbaum

by Judy Long

Dr. Michael Mandelbaum, the Christian A. Herter Professor of American Foreign Policy at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, will deliver Baylor University's annual Laura Blanche Jackson Lecture in World Issues at 7 p.m., April 15, in Jones Theater, Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center. He will speak on "The Role of the U.S. in the World."

Mandelbaum, who received his bachelor's degree from Yale, his master's from Cambridge and his doctorate from Harvard universities, is known as one of the foremost experts on U.S. foreign policy with emphasis on Eastern Europe, Russia, and the Commonwealth of Independent States. He is the author or co-author of numerous articles and eight books, including his most recent, published in 2002, The Ideas That Conquered the World: Peace, Democracy and Free Markets in the Twenty-First Century.

He serves as a senior fellow on the Council of Foreign Relations, an independent nonpartisan center for scholars based in New York and Washington, D.C., which produces and disseminates ideas to assist interested people and groups to better understand the world and foreign policy choices facing the U.S. and other governments. The Council also publishes the pre-eminent magazine, Foreign Affairs.

The Laura Blanche Jackson Lectureship in World Issues was created in 1994 as a memorial to Laura Blanche Jackson, who graduated from Baylor in 1985 with a degree in political science and became the director of marketing for the World Affairs Council of San Antonio. After Jackson's death from cancer in 1992, her family created the lectureship to examine various world issues as a way to honor her passion for world affairs.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the department of history at (254) 710-2667 or e-mail

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