Case for Pragmatic Idealism

James A. Baker III was the 61st US Secretary of State and the 67th US Secretary of the Treasury. Read the full text of Baker's lecture on the "Case for Pragmatic Idealism."

Conflict is part of the global landscape in which we live. The 2010 Symposium on Democracy (now known as the Hancock Symposium) on "Global Conflict: It’s Not Just About War" addressed the causes, variety, and consequences, as well as explored the possible solutions to global conflict.

“Leave the past to history especially as I propose to write that history myself.”

Winston S. Churchill