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"At a Time of Global Insecurity, Is a Strong Europe in America's National Interest?" with Former U.S. Ambassador to Germany (2013-17), John Emerson

"At a Time of Global Insecurity, Is a Strong Europe in America

The 2016-17 Bernard Brodie Lecture on the Conditions of Peace featuring John Emerson

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
5:00 PM
Korn Convocation Hall
UCLA Anderson School of Management
Los Angeles, CA 90095

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Podcast - 2016-17 Bernard Brodie Distinguished Lecture with Ambassador John Emerson

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John Emerson, Former U.S. Ambassador to Germany under President Obama, delivers the 2017 Bernard Brodie Distinguished Lecture on the Conditions of Peace.



John B. Emerson served as United States Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany from August, 2013 until January 20, 2017. As Ambassador he was responsible for Mission Germany, which includes the operation and activities of the Embassy, five consulates and nearly 2,000 employees, as well as for coordinating with the U.S. military command in Germany. He served at a particularly challenging time, and in 2015 Ambassador Emerson was awarded the State Department's prestigious Sue M. Cobb Award for Exemplary Diplomatic Service, which is given annually to one non-career Ambassador.

Prior to accepting his post, Mr. Emerson was President of Private Client Services for the Capital Group Companies, from 1997-2013; served on President Obama’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations from 2010-2013; served on President Clinton's senior staff from 1993 to 1997 (Deputy Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, where he was the President's liaison to the nation's governors and led the Administration's efforts to obtain Congressional approval of the GATT Uruguay Round Agreement); served as LA’s Chief Deputy City Attorney from 1987-1993; and was a law partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips.

Active on a number of civic and charitable boards, Mr. Emerson graduated from Hamilton College (AB) and University of Chicago (JD). He is married to human rights activist Kimberly Marteau Emerson. The Emersons have three daughters in college.

For Ambassador Emerson's recent article on U.S.-European relations   CLICK HERE.



Parking will be available in Lot 4. From the 405 Freeway, exit at Sunset Blvd East. Follow Sunset Blvd and take a right turn at Westwood Plaza. Go straight, past Charles. E Young Drive to arrive at the parking and information kiosk. Purchase a parking permit for Lot 4 with the attendant, then enter into Lot 4 on your left. 


Arrive early, doors open at 4:30 pm
There will be a stand-by line on the day of the event. 
Pay-by-Space parking spaces are available (cash or credit card) in Lot 4. All day parking passes can also be purchased from an information kiosk for $12 (cash only). Handicap parking is available in Lot 5.
No bulky video equipment or flash photography permitted. 
No food or beverages permitted inside Korn Convocation Hall. 
Details for this event are subject to change. 
Please check our website for last minute details prior to the event.


Established in 1980, the Bernard Brodie Distinguished Lecture on the Conditions of Peace celebrates the memory of Bernard Brodie as an eminent scholar and teacher. This lecture series provides a special forum for dignitaries and scholars of politics, strategy, warfare, and peace to present their views to the UCLA community and the public.


Cost : Free and Open to the Public

Sponsor(s): Burkle Center for International Relations