Panel discusses Adlai Stevenson legacy
Posted September 17, 2008; 05:24 p.m.
A panel discussion on "Adlai Stevenson's Lasting Legacy," featuring Stevenson's son among several scholars and public service figures, will be held at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
The elder Stevenson, a 1922 Princeton alumnus, was the leading Democratic Party figure of the 1950s and an influential politician and diplomat. He served as Illinois governor from 1948 to 1952, Democratic nominee for U.S. president in 1952 and 1956, and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations from 1961 to 1965.
Panelists examining his life and work will be: John Brademas, president emeritus of New York University and Stevenson's former executive assistant; Edward Elmendorf, president of the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area; Alvin Liebling, senior U.S. administrative law judge of Illinois and editor of the essay collection "Adlai Stevenson's Lasting Legacy"; Jack Matlock, former U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union; Adele Simmons, president of the Global Philanthropy Partnership and senior adviser to the World Economic Forum; Adlai Stevenson III, Stevenson's son and a former U.S. senator from Illinois; and William vanden Heuvel, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. The discussion will be moderated by Henry Bienen, president of Northwestern University and former dean of Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
Following the discussion, all of the panelists will participate in a reception and a book signing for "Adlai Stevenson's Lasting Legacy," which features essays by several of them. The event is sponsored by the Wilson School.