Livestream: Dr. Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations

Doyle McManus (Moderator)

Washington columnist, LA Times

June 30, 2020 11:00 AM    Webinar

Add to Calendar 06/30/2020 11:00 AM 06/30/2020 1:00 PM America/Los_Angeles Webinar: Livestream: Dr. Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations see details at: : , , Los Angeles World Affairs Council false MM/DD/YYYY

Please note this is a World Affairs Council Members Only event. If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact our Membership Coordinator, Krystsina Shabanava at (213) 328-3181, or visit our membership page at


**After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Join us for an in-depth discussion with Dr. Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations, who has studied, worked, and written on U.S. foreign policy and globalization for over four decades. Haass will discuss the importance of global literacy–knowing how the world works–and how the global landscape matters enormously to what happens domestically in countries. U.S. foreign policy is uniquely American, but the world Americans seek to shape is not. Globalization can be both good and bad, but it is not something that individuals or countries can opt out of. Haass will discuss how he studies world events, global politics, financial shifts, cultural uprisings and ancient and modern history, and how that has prepared him to better respond in times of crisis.

You can purchase Richard Haass's book The World: A Brief Introduction from Chevalier's Bookstore here -

You can also call Chevalier's Booktore at (323) 465-1334 to place your order and arrange for curbside pickup.


Dr. Richard Haass has headed the Council on Foreign Relations since 2003.  Prior to that he served as the senior Middle East Advisor to President H W Bush and as the director of the Policy Planning Staff at the State Department under Colin Powell. He succeeded Senator George Mitchell as US Special Envoy for Northern Ireland, and was Vice President of the Brookings Institution. A recipient of the Presidential Citizens Medal, the State Department’s Distinguished Honor Award, and the Tipperary International Peace Award, he is also the author or editor of fourteen books.

Doyle McManus (Moderator) is a Washington columnist for the Los Angeles Times and director of the journalism program at Georgetown University. During his long career at The Times, he has been a local news reporter in Los Angeles, a foreign correspondent in the Middle East and a White House correspondent. He was the paper’s Washington bureau chief from 1996 to 2008; his twice-weekly column on politics and foreign policy is syndicated nationwide. He is the author or coauthor of three books and has frequently appeared on PBS's "Washington Week" and other broadcasts. He is a native of San Francisco and a graduate of Stanford University.


** A note to our LAWACTH Members: Please submit your questions in advance via email to to ensure your questions are answered by our speakers. 

For FAQ's and instructions regarding our livestreams, click HERE