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U.S. Foreign Policy and Multilateral Negotiations: Conversation with Robert Gallucci, Dean of the Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University; 2/11/02 by Harry Kreisler.

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.

Welcome to a Conversation with History. I'm Harry Kreisler of the Institute of International Studies. Our guest today is Robert Gallucci, who is the Dean of the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Prior to that appointment, he served in government service for twenty-one years. Beginning in August 1994, he was an Ambassador at Large in the State Department, and in March 1998, the Department of State named him the special envoy to deal with the threat posed by the proliferation of ballistic missiles. He served as Deputy Director of the UN Commission overseeing the disarmament of Iraq in the aftermath of the Persian Gulf War.

  1. Background ... influence of parents ... books read ... education ... interest in war ... nuclear weapons ... impact of the Vietnam War ... interest in bureaucratic politics ... entry into government service
  2. Theory and Practice ... using the bureaucratic politics model for insight ... understanding international systems ... defining national interest ... means and ends
  3. The Impact of 9/ll ... how big of a difference? ... .the first step is clear ... multilateral versus unilateral response ... weighing the costs ... what is required to do the job
  4. Multilateralism in Practice ... the Sinai multilateral force [MFO] ... UNSCOM and disarming Iraq ... negotiating with North Korea
  5. Lessons Learned about Negotiating ... importance and difficulty of winning public support ... identifying the vital interest ... identifying the other side's perceived interests ... how to prepare for the future

See Robert Gallucci's vita at this website.

See also: Gallucci's public lecture in streaming video. Note: Streaming video for this lecture also includes the lecture by Jennifer Sims.

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