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Author offers inside view of NSC, Sept. 21

David Rothkopf, a former Clinton administration official and an expert on international economics, security and intelligence, will discuss his new book, "Running the World: The Inside Story of the National Security Council," at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, in 16 Robertson Hall.

The lecture will offer an in-depth history of the National Security Council and a behind-the-scenes look at how America's foreign policy decisions are made and the architects who shape them.

Rothkopf has served in both the public and private sectors leading numerous international geo-political intelligence analysis, economic and security initiatives. He runs the Rothkopf Group consulting firm and also is a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Rothkopf served as deputy undersecretary of commerce for international trade policy under President Clinton. He was chairman of the administration's "Big Emerging Markets" initiative and also appointed as economic reconstruction coordinator for Haiti.

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

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