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Robert G. Wesson Lecture Series in International Relations Theory and Practice

The Wesson Lectureship was established at Stanford by the Stanford Institute for international Studies in 1988. It provides support for a public address at the university by a prominent scholar or practicing professional in the field of international relations.

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March 19th, 2008

Former President of Mexico sees positive economic, social growth for Latin America

CDDRL, FSI Stanford News

Addressing a packed auditorium on March 5, Vicente Fox, the former president of Mexico, spoke with intensity about Latin America's prospects for both social welfare and economic well-being in the coming century. Mexico, which Goldman Sachs recently projected to be the world's fifth largest economy by 2040, was emblematic of this electrifying future, he said. Fox's lecture was sponsored by FSI as part of the 2008 Robert G. Wesson Lecture Series in International Relations Theory and Practice. +VIDEO+ +AUDIO+ Audio & Video transcripts available
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February 27th, 2008

Former president of Mexico to give public lecture March 5

CDDRL, FSI Stanford Announcement

Vicente Fox, the former president of Mexico, will give a talk at Stanford titled "Economic Growth, Poverty and Democracy in Latin America--A President's Perspective" from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, in Bishop Auditorium. +VIDEO+ +AUDIO+ Audio & Video transcripts available
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March 29th, 2007

Gerhard Casper, President Emeritus, Stanford University, delivers 2007 Robert G. Wesson Lecture: "Caesarism in Democratic Politics - Reflections on Max Weber"

FSI Stanford, CDDRL News

The concept of "caesarism" was of considerable importance to Max Weber and, in reading Weber, one cannot help but be struck by the relevance, to our own historical situation. His arguments about what nowadays, we would call "governance" are anything but theoretical as we encounter caesarist tendencies in contemporary politics.




November 28th, 2005

Stephen Walt: "Taming American Power: the Global Response to U.S. Primacy"

"The United States is the most powerful since the Roman Empire," stated Stephen Walt, the Belfer Professor of International Affairs and academic dean of the John F. Kennedy School, Harvard University, delivering the 2005 Robert G. Wesson Lecture in International Relations Theory and Practice, at the Freeman Spogli Institute on November 16, 2005. Read more »




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