Meeting

Virtual Roundtable: Was Jimmy Carter a Successful Foreign Policy President?

Thursday, July 22, 2021
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Speaker
Kai Bird

Journalist and Author of The Outlier: The Unfinished Presidency of Jimmy Carter

Presider

Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle East Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Four decades after he left power, Jimmy Carter’s presidency is being reevaluated by historians. The passage of time and availability of documentary evidence makes such a reassessment possible. Is the popular impression of Carter as a president who could not grasp international realities fair? Kai Bird, author and recent biographer of Jimmy Carter, explores whether Carter was an underrated foreign policy president.

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