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George F. Kennan Forum

A Milwaukee native, Ambassador Kennan devoted more than a quarter century serving his country in critically important diplomatic posts throughout Europe and Washington D.C. When he retired from diplomatic service in 1953, he began his second career at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University, his alma mater.

His tireless effort and keen focus resulted in a Pulitzer Prize, a Medal of Freedom, and several nationally acclaimed books. Through his writing, lecturing and learned commentary on global issues, Kennan earned a half-dozen other prestigious awards. His role as a diplomat in the formation of U.S. foreign policy, specifically regarding U.S.-Soviet Relations, is historically regarded as crucially important. This forum is to honor his great contribution.

For inquiries, please contact:
Jeffrey Sommers, Senior Fellow, Institute of World Affairs at

Previous programs

2014 Lectures:

Blyth "Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea"
Thursday, April 24, 7:00 PM
Edith S. Hefter Conference Center
3271 N Lake Dr
Milwaukee, WI 53211

Galbraith/Varoufakis "A Modest Proposal: Escaping Austerity & Debt"
Monday, February 24, 7:00 pm
Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts
2419 E Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53211
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Yanis Varoufakis

James Galbraith

Mark Blyth