Yale Chicago - Reception and Book Talk with Professor John Lewis Gaddis

Yale Chicago - Reception and Book Talk with Professor John Lewis Gaddis
Thu, 05/10/2012 - 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Reception and Book Talk with Pulitzer Prize Winner


"George F. Kennan: An American Life"


Thursday, May 10
5:30 - 9:00 pm

Pritzker Military Library
in the historic Monroe Building at 104 South Michigan Avenue



In addition to the book talk, enjoy hors d'oeuvres and cocktails,
explore the Pritzker Military Library's artifacts and artist exhibitions.

Register and pay online ($40-60) at the Yale Club of Chicago website.


Professor Gaddis, one of Yale’s most popular professors, teaches a wide range of courses, including the history of the Cold War and Grand Strategy. Before Yale, he was a visiting professor at the Naval War College, Oxford University, and the University of Helsinki. He has also served as the president of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.

One of the nation's most prominent historians of the Cold War and a leading authority on national security and international relations, Professor Gaddis will speak about his Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, George F. Kennan: An American Life, which the committee described as "an engaging portrait of a globetrotting diplomat whose complicated life was interwoven with the Cold War and America's emergence as the world's dominant power." Henry Kissinger noted, "We can be grateful to John Lewis Gaddis for bringing Kennan back to us, thoughtful, human, self-centered, contradictory, inspirational."