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October 3: A Quiet American: Edward Lansdale in the Philippines and Vietnam

You are invited to a Roundtable Discussion with

Max Boot
Best-Selling Author of The Road Not Taken

OCTOBER 3, 2018, Wednesday

12:00 NOON – 2:00 PM


Executive Conference Room, 7th Floor

Intercultural Center  (ICC 700)

Georgetown University

3700 O Street, NW

Washington, DC 20057

To register, please click on the link below.

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MAX BOOT is a historian, best-selling author, and foreign policy analyst who has been called one of the “world’s leading authorities on armed conflict” by the International Institute for Strategic Studies. He is the Jeane J. Kirkpatrick senior fellow in national security studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, a columnist for the Washington Post, and a Global Affairs Analyst for CNN.

In his recent book, “The Road Not Taken,” Boot illustrates how Edward Lansdale, a U.S. Army officer and adviser to Philippine President Ramon Magsaysay, pioneered a successful “hearts and minds” strategy to combat the Huk insurgency. Through dozens of interviews and access to new documents, Boot brings a new perspective to American engagement in post-WWII Philippines and Vietnam.

“This biography of Edward Lansdale is the best and most accurate, revealing, and complete portrait yet produced…the very human way he helped the Filipino and Vietnamese people defend their inalienable rights is a shining model to be followed by current and future generations of Americans assigned abroad to assist fragile nations.” – Rufus Phillips, author

The Road Not Taken is available for purchase at the October 3 event for signing by the author.

Thank you for your attention and response. We look forward to seeing you on October 3. Light refreshments will be served.

For questions and additional information, please contact the co-sponsors:

U.S.-Philippines Society | 1712 N Street NW Suite 301 | Washington DC, 20036 |(202) 525.3982

Master of Science in Foreign Service | Walsh School of Foreign Service | Georgetown University | 3700 O Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20057 | (202) 687-5763

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