The man who played a crucial role in crafting American policy over the last four decades returns to the spotlight for a candid discussion of the ethical concerns that must guide U.S. foreign policy. A Republican Party powerhouse player since the 1970s, James A. Baker III served at top levels of government, including stints as chief of staff in the Reagan and George H.W. Bush White Houses, and as President Reagan's treasury secretary and George H.W. Bush's secretary of state. Since leaving these roles he's stayed active in politics, acting as advisor to President George W. Bush and being tapped for the co-chair position in the Iraq Study Group.
Secretary Baker draws on the lessons of his extraordinary career in a hard-hitting exploration of what the United States must do in order to develop an effective and secure foreign policy.
James A. Baker III
James A. Baker III served as the nation's 61st secretary of state, from January 1989 through August 1992, under President George H.W. Bush. Secretary Baker served as White House chief of staff to President Reagan from 1981 to 1985 and as under secretary of commerce to President Gerald Ford beginning in 1975.
He currently co-chairs the Iraq Study Group, a panel of prominent former officials charged by members of Congress with taking a fresh look at America's policy on Iraq, with former Democratic Representative Lee H. Hamilton.