A Conversation between the Society’s Executive Director Jim Duff and Richard Haass
Join the Supreme Court Historical Society for the next Civics and American Democracy event–a conversation with Richard Haass on his New York Times Best-selling book, The Bill of Obligations: The Ten Habits of Good Citizens. The conversation will center on the importance of Civics Education for the future of American Democracy. The discussion will take place on October 31, 2023, at noon, via Zoom.
Civics and American Democracy is an occasional virtual series hosted by the Supreme Court Historical Society that focuses on the importance of American Democracy, an independent judiciary and the critical need for civics education nationwide.
Dr. Richard Haass, a veteran diplomat and respected scholar of international relations, is president emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations. He previously served as CFR’s president for twenty years, in the State Department under Presidents George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan, at the White House under George H.W. Bush, and at the Pentagon under Jimmy Carter. He was US envoy to the Cyprus negotiations and the Northern Ireland peace process, and after 9/11 was US coordinator for the future of Afghanistan. Dr. Haass is the author or editor of fourteen books on American foreign policy, one book on management, and one on American democracy. His latest book, The Bill of Obligations: The Ten Habits of Good Citizens, was published by Penguin Press in January 2023 and became a New York Times best seller. He also authors a weekly newsletter, Home & Away, available on Substack. A Rhodes Scholar, Dr. Haass holds a bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College, a masters and doctorate of philosophy degrees from Oxford University, and numerous honorary degrees. He is the recipient of the State Department’s Superior Honor Award, the Presidential Citizens Medal, and the Tipperary International Peace Award. Dr. Haass, who was born in Brooklyn and grew up on Long Island, lives with his wife in New York City.