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Johns Hopkins SAIS to host “Exiting the Cold War, Entering a New World,” October 22 in Washington, DC

Johns Hopkins SAIS will host a book launch for “Exiting the Cold War, Entering a New World,” which focuses on the collapse of the world order forged during the Cold War and the transition to a new era in geopolitics. This event is presented by the school’s Foreign Policy Institute (FPI) and Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs.
The event will feature a panel discussion with a few of the book’s contributors that will delve into events that led up to the end of the Cold War, the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, and post-Cold War division and allegiances.
Daniel S. Hamilton
Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Professor and Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Institute, Johns Hopkins SAIS
Mary Elise Sarotte
Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Distinguished Professor of Historical Studies, Johns Hopkins SAIS
Kristina Spohr
Helmut Schmidt Distinguished Professor of the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs, Johns Hopkins SAIS
Horst Teltschik
Former National Security Advisor to Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl
Former Chairman, Munich Security Conference
Philip Zelikow
White Burkett Miller Professor of History, University of Virginia
Former Counselor, U.S. Department of State

Time and Date
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Johns Hopkins SAIS
Kenney Herter Auditorium      
1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036
The event is open to the public and media, with registration. Members of the working press can request to cover the event by selecting "Media" on the online registration form. Final media access will be confirmed at least one day prior to the event. Pre-authorized camera setup will only be permitted from 9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Please note: Interviews may only be conducted with the speakers after the discussion in Kenney Herter Auditorium.
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About the Panelists
Daniel S. Hamilton is the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Professor and directs the Foreign Policy Institute’s “The United States, Europe, and World Order” Program at Johns Hopkins SAIS. From 2002 to 2010, he was the Richard von Weizsäcker Professor at SAIS, and is Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow at the Robert Bosch Academy in Berlin. He was the founding director of the School’s Center for Transatlantic Relations, and for fifteen years served as Executive Director of the American Consortium for EU Studies. He has served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs, responsible for NATO, OSCE and transatlantic security issues, U.S. relations with the Nordic-Baltic region, and stabilization of Southeastern Europe following the Kosovo conflict. Hamilton also served as U.S. Special Coordinator for Southeast European Stabilization, Associate Director of the Policy Planning Staff for U.S. Secretaries of State Madeleine K. Albright and Warren Christopher, and Senior Policy Advisor to Assistant Secretary of State and U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard C. Holbrooke. His book “Rule-Makers or Rule-Takers: Exploring the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership” was named‘’ #1 Global Policy Study of the Year” in 2016.
Mary Elise Sarotte is the inaugural holder of the Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Distinguished Professorship of Historical Studies. Sarotte is also a research associate at Harvard University's Center for European Studies. She is the author or editor of five books, including “The Collapse: The Accidental Opening of the Berlin Wall” and “1989: The Struggle to Create Post-Cold War Europe,” both of which were selected as Financial Times’ Books of the Year, among other awards. Sarotte was a White House Fellow prior to joining the faculty of the University of Cambridge, where she received tenure before accepting an offer to return to the United States to teach at the University of Southern California. Sarotte is a former Humboldt Scholar, a former member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Kristina Spohr is the inaugural Helmut Schmidt Distinguished Professor at the Henry A. Kissinger Center on Global Affairs at Johns Hopkins SAIS and a member of the International History Department at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Spohr has worked as a research fellow in the Secretary General’s Private Office at NATO headquarters in Brussels. She has authored several books, most recently, “The Global Chancellor: Helmut Schmidt and the Reshaping of the International Order” and the extended German edition “Helmut Schmidt: Der Weltkanzler,” which were released in 2016. Spohr also co-edited “Transcending the Cold War: Summits, Statecraft, and the Dissolution of Bipolarity in Europe, 1970-1990.” Her newest book, “Post Wall, Post Square: Rebuilding the World after 1989,” with a German edition “titled Wendezeit: Die Neuordnung der Welt nach 1989,” is scheduled for release in fall 2019.
Horst M. Teltschik currently serves as an international consultant and expert on foreign policy and security affairs. He holds memberships to the Board of the German– Russian Raw Material Forum and the German–Korean Consultative Group on Korean reunification. Teltschik is an honorary professor at the Faculty for Economics of the Technical University in Munich, Germany, Gorny University in St. Petersburg, Russia, and an advisory board member of various German inter–governmental institutions and charitable organizations. He was Director General, Foreign and Domestic Relations, Development Policy and Foreign Security in the Federal Chancellery, where he served as National Security Advisor to Chancellor Helmut Kohl, and was Deputy Chief of Staff at the Federal Chancellery in Bonn. Teltschik has also served as Chief of Staff of the Chairman of the Christian Democratic Union/ Christian Social Union (CDU/CSU) Parliamentary Group in Bonn, Executive Undersecretary in the State Chancellery of Rhineland-Palatinate in Mainz, Director General for Foreign, German and Security Policy of the CDU Federal Office, and as an assistant professor for International Affairs at the Free University Berlin.
Philip Zelikow is the White Burkett Miller Professor of History and J. Wilson Newman Professor of Governance at the Miller Center of Public Affairs, both at the University of Virginia. His books and essays focus on critical episodes in American and world history. A former civil rights attorney and career diplomat, he has served at all levels of U.S. government. He was the executive director of the 9/11 Commission and, before that, directed the Carter-Ford commission on federal election reform. He has also worked on international policy in each of the five U.S. administrations from Reagan through Obama.
About the Foreign Policy Institute
The Foreign Policy Institute (FPI) of Johns Hopkins SAIS was established in 1980 to unite the worlds of scholarship and policy in the search for realistic answers to international issues facing the United States and the world. FPI seeks to advance practically oriented research and discussion about foreign policy. To this end, it organizes research initiatives and study groups, and hosts leaders from around the world as resident or non-resident fellows in fields including international policy, business, journalism, and academia.
About the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs
Part of the world’s leading school for the study of international affairs, the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs is home to extraordinary scholars of history and seasoned practitioners in foreign policy and international security. The center’s mission is to generate and apply rigorous historical thinking to the most vexing global challenges. The center also acts as a bridge between the world of ideas and the world of action, bringing together leading thinkers and policy-makers.
About Johns Hopkins SAIS
Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is a global institution that offers students an international perspective on today's critical issues. For 75 years, Johns Hopkins SAIS has produced great leaders, thinkers, and practitioners of international relations. Public leaders and private sector executives alike seek the counsel of the faculty, whose ideas and research inform and shape policy. Johns Hopkins SAIS offers a global perspective across three campus locations: Bologna, Italy; Nanjing, China; and Washington, D.C. The school's interdisciplinary curriculum is strongly rooted in the study of international economics, international relations, and regional studies, preparing students to address multifaceted challenges in the world today.
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