June 13, 2008 — The Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia will host a special presentation June 16 on "The Great Experiment: The Story of Ancient Empires, Modern States and the Quest for a Global Nation," with Strobe Talbott. The event will be held at the Miller Center at 5:30 p.m.
Talbott became president of the Brookings Institution in 2002 after serving as founding director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization. He served in the State Department from 1993 to 2001, first as Ambassador-at-large and special adviser to the Secretary of State for new independent states of the Soviet Union, then as Deputy Secretary of State. Talbott entered government after 21 years with Time magazine, where as a reporter he covered Eastern Europe, the State Department and the White House. He also served as the magazine's Washington
bureau chief, editor-at-large, and foreign affairs columnist. Talbott's books include "The Great Experiment: The Story of Ancient Empires, Modern States, and the Quest for a Global Nation" (Simon & Schuster, 2008) and "The Russia Hand: A Memoir of Presidential Diplomacy" (Random House, 2002). He has written for Foreign Affairs, The New Yorker, The Economist, the New York Times, the Washington Post and Slate.
Following Talbott's Miller Center talk, a wine-and-cheese reception will be held to mark the conclusion of the 2007-2008 Forum season.
Attendance for the Miller Center Forums is limited to the first 200 people and registration is required. To register, please visit http://www.millercenter.org/forumreg.
The Forum will be webcast live and archived at http://www.millercenter.org.
To ensure that the Forum program is not interrupted, the Forum Room doors will close five minutes prior to the program. Those arriving after that time will be seated in one of the overflow areas outside the Forum Room.