Meeting

Leslie H. Gelb Memorial Event: Common Sense and Strategy in Foreign Policy

Wednesday, June 5, 2024
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Speaker

White House and National Security Correspondent, New York Times; Author, New Cold Wars: China's Rise, Russia's Invasion, and America's Struggle to Defend the West; CFR Member

Presider

President, Council on Foreign Relations

David E. Sanger discusses U.S. rivalry with the other two great nuclear powers—Xi Jinping’s China and Vladimir Putin’s Russia—the choices that lie ahead, and what is at stake for the United States and the world.

This special event is being held to honor the memory of Leslie H. Gelb, CFR’s president from 1993 to 2003 and a dedicated member for forty-six years. Gelb modernized the institution to reflect the changing realities of the post-Cold War era, and was a passionate advocate of common sense and strategy in U.S. foreign policy.
 

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