On Thursday, May 20 at 7 p.m. the Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with Richard Haass, president of the U.S. Council on Foreign Relations, who will discuss his most recent book The World: A Brief Introduction. According to former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, “This is the book that explains how the world really works, how it is changing, and why it matters.”
Global literacy, knowing how the world works, is a must, as what goes on outside a country matters enormously to what happens inside. Globalization is not something that individuals or countries can opt out of. Haass’s book is designed to provide readers of any age and experience with the essential background and building blocks needed to make sense of this complicated and interconnected world.
Haass is president of the Council on Foreign Relations. An experienced diplomat and policymaker, he served as the senior Middle East adviser to President George H. W. Bush, as director of the Policy Planning Staff under Secretary of State Colin Powell, and as the U.S. envoy to both the Cyprus and Northern Ireland peace talks. A recipient of the Presidential Citizens Medal, the State Department's Distinguished Honor Award, and the Tipperary International Peace Award, he is also the author or editor of fourteen other books, including the best-selling A World in Disarray.
Copies of The World: A Brief Introduction will be available for purchase courtesy of the Learned Owl Book Shop. Registration for this program is required and a valid email address is required at time of registration. Participants will receive an email invitation to attend the program, hosted on Zoom, a day before the program begins.
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