International Stability and Progress: United States Interests and Instruments

International Stability and Progress: United States Interests and Instruments

International Stability and Progress: United States Interests and Instruments

International Stability and Progress: United States Interests and Instruments

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On May 2-5, 1957, sixty-two Americans drawn from a wide range of activities, interests, and areas gathered at Arden House, Harriman, New York, for the Eleventh American Assembly. The subject was International Stability and Progress: United States Interests and Instruments--a consideration of United States military assistance programs, world competition with the Soviets, and economic and technical aid as instruments of foreign policy.

During three days of discussions the Assembly was divided into three panels. They worked on common agenda, formed from the background papers of this volume by its editor, Professor Lincoln Gordon of Harvard University. The panel leaders were Philip C. Jessup, Hamilton Fish Professor of International Law and Diplomacy at Columbia University; Paul H. Nitze, President of the Foreign Service Educational Foundation, Washington, D. C.; and George W. Ball, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, of Washington, D. C.

In a plenary session at the close of their discussions, the participants considered a draft of findings and recommendations, which after discussion and modification was issued as the final Assembly report. It appears in this volume on page 171.

Formal addresses were delivered at the Assembly by Douglas Dillon, Deputy Undersecretary of State for Economic Affairs; and Eric Johnston, Chairman of the International Development Advisory Board.

The essays in this volume reflect the attitudes and experiences of the individual authors; and the conclusions are those of members of the Eleventh Assembly. The American Assembly as such takes no position.

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