Deputy Secretary of State James B. Steinberg
, the principal
deputy to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, will deliver the 2010 Senator
George J. Mitchell Distinguished International Lecture at Colby College October
21. The lecture, titled American Leadership and International Cooperation: A
Strategy for the 21st Century, will begin at 7 p.m. in Ostrove Auditorium,
Diamond Building, on the Waterville campus. The event is free and open to the public.
Steinberg will discuss the role the United States is playing
in the world. Recently he has spoken on topics ranging from sanctions on Iran
to collaborating with China.
by President Obama, Steinberg was confirmed by the Senate Jan. 28, 2009, and
sworn in by Clinton the next day. Prior to his appointment in the Obama administration,
Steinberg served as dean of theLyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at
the University of Texas
. He previously served as vice president and director of
foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., where
he supervised a wide-ranging research program on U.S. foreign policy.
Steinberg served as deputy national security advisor to President Bill Clinton (1996-2000).
During that period he also served as the president's personal representative to
the 1998 and 1999 G-8 summits. Earlier he served as chief of staff to Secretary
of State Warren Christopher and director of the department’s policy planning
staff (1994-1996) and as deputy assistant secretary for analysis in the Bureau
of Intelligence and Research (1993-1994).
is the author of and contributor to numerous books and articles on foreign
policy and national security topics, including Difficult Transitions: Foreign Policy Troubles at the Outset of
, Protecting the
and An Ever Closer
Union: European Integration and Its Implications for the Future of
George J. Mitchell Distinguished International Lecture Series brings a
prominent foreign policy leader to campus each fall for a lecture designed to
foster interaction among students, faculty, and members of the greater
Waterville community. It is a program of theGoldfarb Center for Public Affairs
and Civic Engagement.