A Weapon of Mass Instruction?: The Foreign Relations Series and the Politics of American Globalism
Melvyn P. Leffler,
William B McAllister,
November 7, 2011
4:00PM - 6:00PM (EST)
Since 1861, the Foreign Relations of the United States (or FRUS) series has evolved to become the official documentary history of U.S. foreign policy, produced according to scholarly best practices and under a Congressional mandate. As part of the sesquicentennial anniversary of the series, the Office of the Historian at the U.S. Department of State launched a special research initiative to explore the history of FRUS. On November 7, come to the Miller Center to participate in a discussion with two Office of the Historian staff members as they share some of this research into how the U.S. Government has historically struggled to balance security imperatives with its commitment to transparency and democratic accountability.