Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
March 2, 2011


As part of an array of events designed to commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) series, the State Department’s Office of the Historian is inaugurating the FRUS Special Conference Series to highlight recently-published FRUS volumes. On March 7th from 2:30 pm – 7 pm, the Office of the Historian and the George Mason University School of Public Policy will host a half-day conference focused on the FRUS volume dealing with Foreign Economic Policy, 1973-1976. The conference will take place at the George Mason University School of Public Policy in Arlington, Virginia. The text of Foreign Economic Policy, 1973-1976 is available online, allowing conference attendees to read it beforehand.

The conference will feature a keynote address by Under Secretary of State for Economic, Energy, and Agricultural Affairs Robert Hormats (the author of several key documents in the Foreign Economic Policy, 1973-1976 volume); a presentation by the volume’s editor, Dr. Kathleen Rasmussen; and an academic panel of historians, foreign policy analysts, and economists. Panel participants include: Will Gray, Department of History, Purdue University; Susan Aaronson, Elliot School of International Affairs, George Washington University; Dan Hamilton, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University; and Kent Hughes, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

For the conference schedule, more information, and directions, please visit http://history.state.gov/conferences/2011-foreign-economic-policy.



PRN: 2011/316