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James Mann talk: "Revisiting Reagan's Role in the End of the Cold War," April 9

Apr 9, 2009 (All day)
Robertson Hall
Bowl 016
Open to the Public

James Mann, Foreign Policy Institute Author-in-Residence, Johns Hopkins University, will present a public talk at the Woodrow Wilson School titled "The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan: Revisiting Reagan's Role in the End of the Cold War" at 4:30 p.m. on April 9, in Bowl 016, Robertson Hall, on the Princeton University campus. A book signing will immediately following the event.

Mann was a senior writer-in-residence at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He served as staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, including positions as Beijing bureau chief, national security correspondent and foreign affairs columnist. In addition, Mann was previously a staff writer for the New Haven Journal-Courier, The Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer and The Baltimore Sun.

Mann received the National Press Club Edwin M. Hood Award for diplomatic correspondence in 1993 and 1999; the Edward Weintal Prize for diplomatic reporting in 1999; the New York Public Library Helen Bernstein Award for best book of the year by a journalist in 2000; and the Asia-Pacific Award for the best book about Asia in 2000.

His most recent book is “The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan: A History of the End of the Cold War.”
In the book Mann looks at Ronald Reagan’s role in ending the Cold War. Drawing on new interviews and previously unavailable documents, Mann offers a new history assessing what Reagan did, and did not do, to help bring America’s four-decade conflict with the Soviet Union to a close.

He is currently a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and was formerly a guest scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and fellow of the American Academy in Berlin. He serves as guest commentator for television and radio networks

Mann received his B.A. in sociology from Harvard University.

This event is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. It is free and open to the public.


James Mann, Foreign Policy Institute Author-in-Residence, Johns Hopkins University