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Susan and John Klein Book Series featuring Richard Haass

We are thrilled to invite you to the Susan and John Klein Book Series on Monday, June 5 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET featuring Richard Haass.

The Susan and John Klein Book Series is a public series presented by the Society of Fellows of the Aspen Institute four times per year at the Institute’s Washington, D.C headquarters. Focusing on topics aligned with the Institute’s mission and values, the series brings together distinguished authors to discuss their latest works, inspiring dialogue, leadership, and action on society’s greatest challenges.

Members of the Society of Fellows receive additional invitations at series programs to foster deeper connections with each other and featured speakers. If you are interested in learning more about the Aspen Institute’s mission and work and how to engage, please email

Presenter Bio:

Dr. Richard Haass, a veteran diplomat, respected scholar, and proven leader, is in his twentieth year as president of the Council on Foreign Relations. He previously served in the State Department under Presidents George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan, at the White House under George H.W. Bush, and the Pentagon during the Carter administration. He was US envoy to the Cyprus negotiations and the Northern Ireland peace process, and after 9/11 was US coordinator for the future of Afghanistan. Dr. Haass is the author or editor of fourteen books on American foreign policy, one book on management, and one on American democracy. His latest book, The Bill of Obligations: The Ten Habits of Good Citizens, was published by Penguin Press in January 2023 and became a New York Times best seller. A Rhodes Scholar, Dr. Haass holds a bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College, the doctorate of philosophy degree from Oxford University, and numerous honorary degrees. He is as well the recipient of the State Department’s Distinguished Honor Award, the Presidential Citizens Medal, and the Tipperary International Peace Award. Dr. Haass, who was born in Brooklyn and grew up on Long Island, lives with his wife in New York City.

Event information
Mon Jun 5, 2023
1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
The Aspen Institute
2300 N Street, NW
Washington, DC