Date(s) - 03/01/2018
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The Washington, DC, Chapter of the Netherland-America Foundation (NAF)
and the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) invite you to
Book Presentation of
Man in the Middle of the American Century
by Hendrik Meijer
Co-chairman and CEO of the US supermarket chain Meijer
Thursday, March 1, 2018
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Sen. Arthur H. Vandenberg (1884–1951), a Republican from Michigan, played a key role in rallying congressional support for the institutional underpinnings of the American-led post–World War II liberal order. As Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman, he embraced a role for American leadership that far exceeded what he had envisioned as an ardent opponent of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Lend-Lease support to the United Kingdom. Vandenberg’s evolution from isolationist to post-partisan internationalist is newly relevant today, against the backdrop of resuscitated “America First” thinking.
In Arthur Vandenberg: The Man in the Middle of the American Century (University of Chicago Press, 2017), fellow Grand Rapids native and Dutch-American Hendrik Meijer presents the first comprehensive account of Vandenberg’s life and career. Join AEI and the Netherland-America Foundation for a discussion of the book and its lessons about today’s conflicts and debates.
3:45 PM Registration
4:00 PM Introduction: Stan Veuger, AEI
4:05 PM Presentation: Hendrik Meijer, author
4:25 PM Discussion
5:10 PM Q&A
Michael Barone, AEI
Hendrik Meijer, author
Stan Veuger, AEI
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