Drawing on a decade and a half of public service in four different US administrations Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat discusses the impact of historic American domestic and foreign policies on current US political life.
In light of the release of his most recent publication, President Carter: The White House Years, Ambassador Eizenstat outlines the successes and failures of the Carter administration in domestic, economic and foreign policy, with a special emphasis on issues dealing with bilateral relations with the British government, the transatlantic relationship both through the G7 Summits and NATO, the challenges of confronting the Soviet Union during the Cold War, and the Iranian revolution and the hostage crisis which followed.
He discusses the lessons learnt from his experiences and how the Carter administration’s domestic and foreign policies – and those of other recent presidents – compare and contrast with the policy agenda of President Trump.
What can current and future US administrations learn from the legacy of previous administrations?
And how can – and should – an administration successfully balance foreign policy and its domestic agenda?
Ambassador Stuart E. Eizenstat, Chief White House Domestic Policy Adviser to President Jimmy Carter (1977-1981); US Ambassador to the European Union, Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, Under Secretary of State for Economic, Business and Agricultural Affairs, and Deputy Secretary of the Treasury (1993-2001)
Chair: Dr Leslie Vinjamuri, Head of the US and the Americas Programme; Dean of the Queen Elizabeth II Academy, Chatham House