The Indispensable Nation: American Exceptionalism and Global Leadership during the Obama administration and beyond

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Lady Lynn Forrester de RothschildWith the beginning of the second term of the Obama administration and a new national security team taking power in Washington, Lady Lynn Forrester de Rothschild will reflect upon the concept of the United States as the 'indispensable nation', a term coined by former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. Lady de Rothschild's lecture will examine current political trends in the United States and how these may impact upon American foreign, defence and security policy over the next four years and beyond.

Lady Lynn Forrester de Rothschild since June 2002 has been the Chief Executive of E.L. Rothschild LLC, a private investment company with investments in media, information technology, agriculture and real estate worldwide. Holdings include The Economist Group (UK), consumer goods companies, real estate and financial instruments.  Lady de Rothschild has been a director of The Estee Lauder Companies since December 2000, The Economist Newspaper Limited (member of the Audit Committee) since October 2002, a director and member of the Executive Committee of the Peterson Institute of International Economics, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (USA), Chatham House (UK) and the Institute for Strategic Studies (UK).  She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Pomona College and has her J.D from the Columbia University School of Law. 

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