Conversations with History: Institute of International Studies, UC Berkeley

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Building a Multilateral International Order

This interview is part of the Institute's "Conversations with History" series, and uses Internet technology to share with the public Berkeley's distinction as a global forum for ideas.

Conversations with History host Harry Kreisler welcomes Stewart Patrick, Director of the Program on International Institutions and Global Governance at the Council on Foreign Relations. Focusing on Patrick's new book, The Best Laid Plans, The Origins of American Multilateralism and the Dawn of the Cold War, topics discussed include: the causes of America's commitment to multilateralism in the period 1940-1950, the implications of this history for analyzing and understanding the global response to the present economic crisis and, looking to the future, the likely evolution of multilateral institutions in a multipolar world under stress.

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