January 30, 2023

Former Member of the National Security Council, Dr. Inboden, Launches 2023 TGC Season with Insightful Lecture

On Thursday, January 19, Pacifica continued The Great Conversation with a forum and Q&A featuring Dr. William Inboden on his book, The Peacemaker: Ronald Reagan, the Cold War, & the World on the Brink.

Dr. William Inboden is currently the Executive Director and William Powers, Jr. Chair at the Clements Center for National Security at the University of Texas-Austin. He also serves as Associate Professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and Distinguished Scholar at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law. He is a Non-Resident Fellow with the German Marshall Fund of the United States, Associate with the National Intelligence Council, Member of the CIA Director’s Historical Review Panel, and Associate Scholar with Georgetown University’s Religious Freedom Project. Previously, he served as Senior Director for Strategic Planning on the National Security Council at the White House, where he worked on a range of foreign policy issues including the National Security Strategy, strategic forecasting, democracy and governance, and counter-radicalization. Inboden also worked at the State Department as a Special Advisor in the Office of International Religious Freedom, and has worked as a staff member in both the United States Senate and the House of Representatives. He is the author of Religion and American Foreign Policy, 1945-1960: The Soul of Containment (Cambridge University Press) as well as numerous articles and book chapters on security studies, American foreign policy, and American history.

We invite you to watch Dr. Inboden’s lecture here.

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