The Role of the National Security Advisor in American Foreign Policy
Thursday, April 16, 2020
THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED TILL FURTHER NOTICE.
Conversation with United States National Security Advisor, Robert C. O'Brien
The position of the National Security Advisor was created in the early 1950s following passage of the National Security Act several years before. Initially intended to be the President's leading advisor on issues of security, foreign affairs, and international economic policy, the precise role each Advisor has played has depended largely upon the President's relationship with his Advisor. Past National Security Advisors have been some of America's most esteemed public servants, including Colin Powell, Henry Kissinger, Walt Rostow, Condoleezza Rice, and others.
In this engaging talk and conversation, America's 28th National Security Advisor, Robert C. O'Brien, will describe his own role and responsibilities in one of the nation's most important offices.
O'Brien will also be awarded the School of Public Policy's 2020 Honorary Degree at commencement exercises set for April 17th.