In this episode of Global Affairs, Paul Bremer provides a wide array illuminating insights and anecdotes accumulated over the course of his long career serving his country, and the international community at large. He shares with viewers his early Foreign Service assignments in Kabul and Malawi, his more seasoned experiences negotiating economics as US Ambassador to the Netherlands, and the invaluable time he spent working under Henry Kissinger, a man whose geopolitical genius Bremer can only compare to the artistic genius of Jackson Pollack. He also provides an in-depth analysis of his work re-stabilizing Iraqi society, presents educated insights into the potential future of the Middle East, and provides a firsthand, detailed portrait of the evolution of terrorism.
52:18 | 2020
Paul Bremer is an American Diplomat who was educated at Yale, Harvard, the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris; he is a man who served under eight different American presidents; he has received the State Department Superior Honor Award, two Presidential Meritorious Service Awards, the Distinguished Honor Award from the Secretary of State, and he has served as a board member of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Akzo Nobel NV, the Harvard Business School Club of New York, the Netherland-America Foundation, and on the International Advisory Boards of Komatsu Corporation and Chugai Pharmaceuticals. Bremer was the chairman of the National Commission on Terrorism, chairman and CEO of Marsh Crisis Consulting, was appointed Ambassador-at-Large for Counterterrorism by President Reagan in’86, and famously assumed the role of Interim President of Iraq from May 2003 until 2004.
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