America: Still the Indispensable Nation—The Need for Continued International Leadership


Please join the International Law Section of the Federal Bar Association for a discussion with Ambassador Paul Bremer. Mr. Bremer’s diplomatic service spanned eight presidents. He was special assistant to six secretaries of state and Henry Kissinger’s chief of staff. His overseas assignments included Afghanistan, Malawi, and Norway. President Reagan appointed him ambassador to the Netherlands (1983-86) and then ambassador at large for counter terrorism (1986-89). In the 1990s, Bremer was managing director of Kissinger Associates, a strategic consulting firm and subsequently founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Marsh Crisis Consulting Company. In 1999 Bremer was appointed chairman of the bipartisan National Commission on Terrorism. The Commission reported in 2000 that the United States faced a growing threat from Islamic extremism. After 9/11, President Bush appointed him to the president’s Homeland Security Advisory Commission. In 2003 the president recalled Bremer to government service as presidential envoy to Iraq (2003-2004) charged with beginning the country's political and economic reconstruction. Bremer wrote a best-selling book, My Year in Iraq: The Struggle to Build a Future of Hope (2006). Bremer has been awarded numerous awards for his public service including the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Date and Location

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
DACOR-Bacon House
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1801 F Street, N.W.
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