The Superpower Myth: The Use and Misuse of American Might

A discussion with author, Nancy Soderberg, with response by David Aaron. Co-presented with the UCLA School of Law.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Law School Room 1457

The UCLA School of Law and the Burkle Center for International Relations present


“...from her years in the White House and at the U.N., Nancy Soderberg demonstrates
why military force is not always effective, why allies and consensus-building are crucial,
and how the current administration's faulty world view has adversely affected policies
toward Israel, Iraq, North Korea, Haiti, Africa, and Al-Qaeda.”

A discussion with author, NANCY SODERBERG

and response by DAVID AARON

Book Signing to follow

RSVP PLEASE (lunch will be served)  -- via e-mail:

Nancy Soderberg worked closely with President Clinton and was an integral member of his foreign policy team throughout his presidency.  Nancy served as Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and was the third-ranking official at the National Security Council, where she chaired the Presidential Committee on Northern Ireland and played a key role in the peace negotiations.  Nancy went onto become the U.S. Representative for Special Political Affairs at the United Nations holding the rank of Ambassador and a permanent seat on U.N. Security Council.  She currently directs the New York office of the International Crisis Group, where she works with members of the U.N. Security Council, key member states, and multilateral organizations to develop and implement policies to contain and prevent violent conflicts around the world.

David Aaron served as Deputy National Security Advisor to President Jimmy Carter and as Ambassador to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris for the Clinton administration.  He is currently the Director of the Center for Middle East Public Policy at the RAND Corporation where he also coordinates counter-terrorism and homeland security research.

Learn more about the book, The Superpower Myth: The Use and Misuse of American Might, Nancy Soderberg or David Aaron.

This lecture is open to UCLA students, faculty and community.  Seating is limited. Guests will be seated on a RSVP/first arrival basis.  For more information visit

This program is part of UCLA's ongoing commitment to providing a forum for a wide range of views on key international issues for the campus community and beyond.


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Cost : free and open to the public

Burkle Center Office310-825-0604

Sponsor(s): Burkle Center for International Relations, UCLA School of Law