“Mr. X and the Pacific: George F. Kennan and the Limits of American Policy in East Asia”
Paul Heer, Professorial Lecturer in International Affairs, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University; Former National Intelligence Officer for East Asia (2007-2015)
Moderated by Elizabeth Wishnick, Senior Research Scholar, Weatherhead East Asian Institute; Professor of Political Science, Montclair State University
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
International Affairs Building, Room 918
No Registration Required.
U.S. diplomat George F. Kennan (1904-2005) was widely known as the premier American expert on Russia during the Cold War and the intellectual author of the US policy of containment of the Soviet Union. But he also played a profoundly influential role in US policy toward East Asia during the early years of the Cold War. This presentation will examine Kennan’s approach to East Asia, how it evolved, and the legacies of his involvement with American policy in the region