Former President Bill Clinton Reflects on Foreign Policy Challenges at HKS Lecture | News


Former President Bill Clinton reflected on the foreign policy challenges of his presidency at the inaugural Stephen W. Bosworth Memorial Lecture in Diplomacy, hosted Wednesday by the Harvard Kennedy School.

The virtual event was the first in a lecture series sponsored by the Future of Diplomacy Project at the Kennedy School to honor the legacy of the late Ambassador Stephen W. Bosworth, who served as ambassador to South Korea under Clinton.

After opening remarks by University President Lawrence S. Bacow, Kennedy School professor R. Nicholas Burns interviewed Clinton about the diplomatic issues he confronted in his two terms in office.

Clinton said he believed America had “unprecedented” influence in the world at the time he entered the White House in 1993.

“I thought it was my job to try to build a world that America would be happy to be a leader in, but could no longer dominate…

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