World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth presents Benn Steil
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth will present Benn Steil, international director of economics at the Council on Foreign Relations, who will talk about his latest book, The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War. Steil illuminates the strategic cooperation to repair the physical and economic destruction that paralyzed Western Europe for years after Germany’s surrender.
Under President Harry Truman’s guidance, the U.S. championed the establishment of the United Nations, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, General Agreement on Tarifs and Trade, and North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Just as importantly, it instituted the Marshall Plan, a foreign aid package that delivered healing and prosperity for not only the United States, but Western Europe as well.
Steil offers a lively and astute account of a very different take on “America First” during this special World Affairs Program. The program will be moderated by Jim Spaniolo, President of North Texas Commission.