Transatlantic elite networks in the 1960’s and 1970’s

Public Lecture by Giles Scott-Smith

Giles Scott-Smith is a senior researcher with the Roosevelt Study Center and Associate Professor in International Relations at the Roosevelt Academy, both in Middelburg, the Netherlands. At the beginning of 2009 he was appointed the Ernst van der Beugel Chair in the Diplomatic History of Transatlantic Relations since WW II at Leiden University. His research covers the role of non-state actors and public diplomacy in the maintenance of inter-state (particularly transatlantic) relations, and their contribution to the ideological 'battle of ideas' during the Cold War and beyond. His publications include Networks of Empire: The U.S. State Department's Foreign Leader Program in the Netherlands, France, and Britain 1950-70 (Peter Lang 2008), and The Politics of Apolitical Culture: The Congress for Cultural Freedom, the CIA, and Post-war American Hegemony (Routledge 2002)