Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium
In Surrender Is Not an Option, former U.S. Permanent
Representative to the United Nations John Bolton, describes a U.S.
Department of States mired in bureaucratic inertia and a UN
concerned less with weapons proliferation and human tragedy than
with the protection of personal perks and political sacred
cows. He recounts his appointment in 2005 and lessons learned
from his Senate confirmation battle. He offers insight into
international crises such as North Korea's nuclear test, Iran's
pursuit of nuclear weapons, the genocide in Darfur, the month-long
negotiation that produced the controversial end of hostilities
between Israel and Hezbollah, and more.
Additionally, Ambassador Bolton reflects on the vital choices
ahead in the 2008 elections and warns of the European Union's
inclination for endless diplomacy instead of confrontation and
resolution of problems. He also prescribes reforms for the State
Department and the United Nations and calls for an urgent
reprioritization of U.S. foreign policy objectives to confront the
new challenges of the 21st Century.
Ambassador John R. Bolton is a Senior Fellow at the
American Enterprise Institute. He was the United States
Permanent Representative to the United Nations (August 2005 to
December 2006) and Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and
International Security (2001 to 2005). He also served as
Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization
Affairs, Assistant Attorney General at the U.S. Department of
Justice, and Assistant Administrator for Program and Policy
Coordination as well as General Counsel for the U.S. Agency for
More About the Speakers
Ambassador John R. Bolton
Edwin J. Feulner, Ph.D.
Founder, Chairman of the Asian Studies Center, and Chung Ju-yung Fellow