Book Talk. American Leadership and the World Today, Lessons from the Balkans

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room, 1219 International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118 St., New York, NY 10027

Please join the Harriman Institute and the Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR) for a talk with Ambassador James W. Pardew about his new book, Peacemakers: American Leadership and the End of Genocide in the Balkans (University Press of Kentucky, 2018).

The U.S. engagement in the Balkans from 1995 to 2008 was a successful humanitarian intervention that demonstrated the value of American leadership and multilateral cooperation. The author of Peacemakers: American Leadership and the End of Genocide in the Balkans draws from his experiences as an American special envoy to present lessons important to US international relations today.

Read his most recent op-ed in the Lexington Herald-Leader, "Trump costing U.S. global leadership role, but there's a path out of chaos."

James W. Pardew was at the heart of US national policymaking throughout the humanitarian crises in the Balkans, from Richard Holbrooke’s negotiations on Bosnia in 1995 until the independence of Kosovo in 2008. Ambassador Pardew was the primary US negotiator of the Ohrid Agreement in Macedonia. He also led Balkan task forces for the secretaries of defense and state and served as a policy advisor at NATO. He spent twenty-seven years in the US Army as an intelligence officer and is the author of the forthcoming book Peacemakers: American Leadership and the End of Genocide in the Balkans.