The Good American: The Epic Life of Bob Gersony, the U.S. Government's Greatest Humanitarian

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

This event is being conducted virtually through Zoom webinar and YouTube Live.

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In his long career as a journalist covering the "hot" moments of the Cold War and its aftermath, best-selling author Robert D. Kaplan often found himself crossing paths with Bob Gersony. A high school dropout later awarded a Bronze Star for his service in Vietnam, Gersony conducted on-the-ground research for the U.S. government in virtually every war and natural-disaster zone in the world. In a work combining travel and geography with sharp political analysis, Kaplan tells Gersony’s powerful life story in The Good American.

Please join us for a virtual conversation with author Kaplan, on Tuesday, February 9, from 12:00 to 1:00PM ET. In a conversation with Carnegie Council President Joel Rosenthal, Kaplan will discuss the powerful example that Gersony set of how American diplomacy should be conducted.

Kaplan is the author of 19 books on foreign affairs. He also holds the Robert Strausz-Hupe Chair in Geopolitics at the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI). 

Please join us for what is sure to be a fascinating and memorable conversation. You can register for the webinar on Zoom here or watch the livestream here.



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