Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. will present a talk titled “The End of the American Empire: Foreign Policy without Diplomacy” at The Barrington Congregational Church, Fellowship Hall on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 7:30 PM at 461 County Rd, Barrington, RI.
Ambassador Freeman is a businessman, author and senior fellow at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. An American diplomat, he was Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs from 1993-94 and honored for his roles in designing a NATO-centered post-Cold War European security system and in reestablishing defense and military relations with China. He served as U. S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia from 1989 to 1992 and was principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs during the historic U.S. mediation of Namibian independence from South Africa and Cuban troop withdrawal from Angola.
Ambassador Freeman is the author of two books on U.S. foreign policy, two on statecraft and was the editor of the Encyclopaedia Britannica entry on “diplomacy.” After his retirement from government, he served concurrently as co-chair of the United States China Policy Foundation, president of the Middle East Policy Council, and vice chair of the Atlantic Council of the United States. He is a sought-after speaker on a wide variety of foreign policy issues.
The program is sponsored by East Bay Citizens for Peace, the Mission and Justice Ministry of the Barrington Congregational Church UCC and American Friends Service Committee – South East New England. It is free and open to the public.
East Bay Citizens for Peace is a grassroots organization committed to peaceful solutions to conflict, and social and economic justice through open, respectful dialogue. For more information contact 401-247-9738, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.eastbaycitizens4peace.org
[From a press release]