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A discussion between Paul Volcker, John Deutch and Mead: Twenty-First Century Surprises and Threats

Walter Russell Mead

See: International Economics

Contact Information: e-mail: wmead@cfr.org; tel: 212.434.9548

Expertise:
U.S. foreign policy; international political economy; Cuba.

Experience:
Project Director, Working Group on Development, Trade & International Finance (current); Project Director, Study Group on History of U.S. Foreign Policy (current); Project Director, Council-sponsored Independent Task Force on U.S.­Cuban Relations in the 21st Century (current); Senior Contributing Editor, Worth (current); Contributing Editor, Opinion Page, Los Angeles Times (current); President's Fellow, World Policy Institute (1987­97); Contributing Editor, Harper's Magazine (1986­91).

Selected publications:
Mortal Splendor: The American Empire in Transition (1987); and articles in Esquire, Worth, the New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Wall Street Journal, and The New Yorker.

Education:
B.A., Yale University

"The Great Japanese Stock Market Recovery," By Walter Russell Mead (Worth )

"Look Out, Manufacturing May Be a Downhill Venture," By Walter Russell Mead (International Herald Tribune December 7, 1999)

"Skewered in Seattle," By Walter Russell Mead (Los Angeles Times December 5, 1999)

"The Jacksonian Tradition," By Walter Russell Mead (The National Interest )

"The Price of China's New Trade Policy," By Walter Russell Mead (Los Angeles Times November 21, 1999)

"The 21 Most Important People of the 21st Century," By Walter Russell Mead (Esquire )

"The Great Divide," By Walter Russell Mead (Los Angeles Times October 24, 1999)

"Pushing the Test Ban Over the Brink," By Walter Russell Mead (Newsday October 17, 1999)

"The Third Way to Economic Development," By Walter Russell Mead (Milken Institute )

"Whose Russia to Lose," By Walter Russell Mead (Los Angeles Times September 12, 1999)

"How America Got Rich," By Walter Russell Mead (Worth )

"Keeping the World Safe by Consuming," By Walter Russell Mead (Los Angeles Times August 15, 1999)

"Capital Ideas," By Walter Russell Mead (Worth )

"Extreme Meassures," By Walter Russell Mead (Washington Post )

"A Weak Peace: There’s Joy in Belgrade, Only Relief in the West," By Walter Russell Mead (Los Angeles Times June 13, 1999)

"Needed: A New Growth Strategy for the Developing World," By Walter Russell Mead ( )

Geoeconomics in American Foreign policy
By Walter Russell Mead
St. Martin's Press (June 1999)

"California Dreaming," By Walter Russell Mead (Worth )

"Big Bangkok Theory," By Walter Russell Mead (Worth )

"Making a Mess Others Clean Up," By Walter Russell Mead (Los Angeles Times April 4, 1999)

"The Gathering," By Walter Russell Mead (Worth )

"Friendly Fire," By Walter Russell Mead (Los Angeles Times March 14, 1999)

"Does Euro Spell End of the Dollar?," By Walter Russell Mead (Los Angeles Times January 3, 1999)

"A Fading Coalition on Iraq," By Walter Russell Mead (Los Angeles Times December 20, 1998)

"Bad Banking News for Despots and Drug Traffickers," By Walter Russell Mead (International Herald Tribune November 5, 1998)

"Recasting the Swiss as 'Good Guys'," By Walter Russell Mead (Los Angeles Times November 1, 1998)

"Anointing the 'Devil You Know'," By Walter Russell Mead (Los Angeles Times October 18, 1998)

"Economist Emeritus," By Walter Russell Mead (Worth )

"Rule 1: Don't Panic; Rule 2: Panic First," By Walter Russell Mead (Esquire )

"A Real Crisis Looms, But World Looks the Other Way," By Walter Russell Mead (Los Angeles Times September 20, 1998)

"Markets Pose the Biggest Threats to Peace," By Walter Russell Mead (International Herald Tribune September 16, 1998)

"Guardian of the Delicate Balance," By Walter Russell Mead (Washington Post August 9, 1998)

"Bottom Fishing Time?," By Walter Russell Mead (The New York Times )

"Clinton Does Well to Try to Cooperate with Chiina," By Walter Russell Mead (International Herald Tribune June 26, 1998)

"The Mystery of Manifest Destinies - A Review of The Wealth and Poverty of Nations by David S. Landes," By Walter Russell Mead (Worth )

"Asia Devalued," By Walter Russell Mead (The New York Times )

"So Now Who's In Charge?," By Walter Russell Mead (Los Angeles Times May 10, 1998)

"Asia Explained," By Walter Russell Mead (Worth )

"East Asia Needs a New Growth Strategy," By Walter Russell Mead (Wall Street Journal April 17, 1998)

"At Your Service: The New Global Economy Takes Your Order," By Walter Russell Mead (Mother Jones )

"Remaking U.S.-Cuba Policy," By Walter Russell Mead (Los Angeles Times March 29, 1998)

"A Well-Paid Work Force Can Make the Tigers Sleek Again," By Walter Russell Mead (International Herald Tribune March 9, 1998)

"The Real World," By Walter Russell Mead (Worth )

"Real Change Seems to Loom on Cuba's Horizon," By Walter Russell Mead (Los Angeles Times January 29, 1998)

"Castro's Successor?," By Walter Russell Mead (The New Yorker January 26, 1998)

"The Coming Shift in U.S.-Cuba Policy," By Walter Russell Mead (Los Angeles Times January 25, 1998)

"Conversion on the Road to Wall Street," By Walter Russell Mead (Worth )

"Roller-Coaster Capitalism (Review Essay)," By Walter Russell Mead (Foreign Affairs , January/February 1997 , Volume 76, Number 1)

"Hamilton's Way," By Walter Russell Mead (World Policy Journal , Fall 1996 )

"Lucid Stars: The American Foreign Policy Tradition," By Walter Russell Mead (World Policy Journal , Winter 1994/95 )

Projects:
Study Group on the International Financial Architecture
Study Group on International Financial Architecture
Study Group on the History of U.S. Foreign Policy
Study Group on Development, Trade and International Finance
Independent Task Force on U.S.-Cuban Relations in the 21st Century

Meetings:
Meeting , New York, NY
Wednesday, January 19, 2000
J.M. Roberts
Author, Twentieth Century: The History of the World, 1901-2000
"A Conversation with J. M. Roberts"
Presider: Walter Russell Mead Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

Conference Call , New York, NY
Wednesday, December 15, 1999
Walter Russell Mead
Senior Fellow, U.S. Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
"China Briefing: Economic Prospects, WTO Deal and Taiwan"

Study Group Meeting , New York, NY
Tuesday, October 12, 1999
Walter Russell Mead

"Session 3 - Lucid Stars Chapters 5 & 6"

Study Group Meeting , Washington, DC
Tuesday, September 21, 1999
Walter Russell Mead

"Study Group on the History of U.S. Foreign Policy - Chapters 3 + 4"

Conference Call , New York, NY
Wednesday, July 21, 1999
Walter Russell Mead
Senior Fellow, U.S. Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
"Germany's Economic Outlook: Sunset Over Berlin?"

Conference Call , New York, NY
Friday, July 16, 1999
Walter Russell Mead

"Session I: Study Group on the History of U.S. Foreign Policy"

General Meeting , New York, NY
Tuesday, June 29, 1999
Richard N. Haass
Director, Foreign Policy Studies, The Brookings Institution
Bernard E. Trainor
Associate, Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University
"The War in Kosovo: Was It Worth It? What Happens Now?"
Presider: Walter Russell Mead Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

Study Group Meeting , New York, NY
Wednesday, June 16, 1999
Walter Russell Mead
Council on Foreign Relations
"Study Group on the History of U.S. Foreign Policy Session I"
Presider: Walter Russell Mead Council on Foreign Relations

Study Group Meeting , New York, NY
Thursday, June 10, 1999
Glenn Yago
Milken Institute
"Working Group on Development, Trade, and International Finance: Session One"
Presider: Walter Russell Mead

Conference Panel Session , New York, NY
Friday, April 30, 1999
Nitin Desai

Stephen Fiddler

Walter Russell Mead

Veena Siddarth
Oxfam International
"II. Debt Relief: From Slogan to Policy"
Chair: Joyce Chang Managing Director, International Emerging Markets, Merrill Lynch & Co.

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National Program Meeting , Houston, TX
Thursday, December 17, 1998
Walter Russell Mead
Senior Fellow, U.S. Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
"Council-sponsored Independent Task Force on U.S.-Cuban Relations in the 21st Century (Houston)"
Commentator: Daniel W. Fisk
Chair: Edward P. Djerejian
Cosponsored by: James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy of Rice University

National Program Meeting , Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, December 16, 1998
Walter Russell Mead
Senior Fellow, U.S. Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
"Council-sponsored Independent Task Force on U.S. Cuban Relations in the 21st Century (Los Angeles)"
Commentator: Daniel W. Fisk
Chair: Warren Christopher
Cosponsored by: Pacific Council on International Policy

National Program Meeting , Atlanta, GA
Tuesday, December 15, 1998
Walter Russell Mead
Senior Fellow, U.S. Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
"Council-sponsored Independent Task Force on U.S.-Cuban Relations in the 21st Century (Atlanta)"
Commentator: Juan Del Aguila
Chair: Jennifer McCoy
Cosponsored by: The Carter Center

National Program Meeting , Chicago, IL
Wednesday, December 9, 1998
Walter Russell Mead
Senior Fellow, U.S. Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
"Council-sponsored Independent Task Force on U.S.-Cuban Relations in the 21st Century (Chicago)"
Commentator: Maria de los Angeles Torres
Chair: John E. Rielly
Cosponsored by: Chicago Council on Foreign Relations

Conference Call , New York, NY
Friday, November 13, 1998
Walter Russell Mead
Senior Fellow, U.S. Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
"Update on Cuba"

National Program Meeting , Miami, FL
Wednesday, November 4, 1998
Walter Russell Mead
Senior Fellow, U.S. Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
"Council-sponsored Independent Task Force on U.S.-Cuban Relations in the 21st Century (Miami)"
Commentator: Rolando Bonachea
Chair: Ambler H. Moss Jr.
Cosponsored by: The Dante B. Fascell North-South Center of the University of Miami

Meeting , New York, NY
Monday, September 28, 1998
Walter Russell Mead
Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
"The Global Economic Meltdown: The End of 'The End of History'"
Presider: Roger M. Kubarych

Ad Hoc Meeting , New York, NY
Wednesday, March 18, 1998
Jorge Ali
Actor and Director of "Fresa y Chocolate"
Lisandro Perez
Russell Sage Foundation
"Reception to Honor the Cast of "Fresa y Chocalate""
Presider: Walter Russell Mead

General Meeting , New York, NY
Wednesday, June 11, 1997
Richard N. Haass
Director, Foreign Policy Studies, the Brookings Institution
John Hillen
Olin Fellow, National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Walter Russell Mead
President's Fellow, World Policy Institute, New School for Social Research
"The Reluctant Sheriff: A New Framework for U.S. Involvement with the World"

Policy Impact Panel Session , New York, NY
Thursday, March 13, 1997
John Deutch
Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, former Director of Central Intelligence
Walter Russell Mead
President's Fellow, World Policy Institute, New School for Social Research
Paul A. Volcker
former Chairman, Federal Reserve Board
"Twenty-First Century Surprises and Threats"
Moderator: Ellen V. Futter President, American Museum of Natural History


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