Benn Steil & Ambassador Panel at the U.S. Diplomacy Center

April 3, 2018

U.S. Diplomacy Center

Please join us for a commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Marshall Plan into law.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

U.S. Diplomacy Center
U.S. Department of State
330 21st Street NW
Washington, DC

A part of the Marshall Legacy Series presented by Carnegie Corporation of New York with special support from the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation.

This afternoon includes opening remarks by Dr. Dan Hamilton, who is the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Professor at the Center for Transatlantic Relations of the Johns Hopkins University – SAIS in Washington, DC, and Dr. Benn Steil, from the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City and the author of the well-received and recently published The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War. They will be followed by a discussion of “Perspectives on the Marshall Plan” moderated by former U.S. ambassador Thomas Pickering, and featuring His Excellency Henne Schuwer, ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Peter Wittig, ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany; David O’Sullivan, ambassador of the European Union, and A. Wess Mitchell, assistant secretary of state, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs.

Reservations are required by calling Alice Lee at 540-463-7103 ext. 121 or by email at on or before March 22.

This event is a part of the George C. Marshall Legacy Series sequence Europe’s Unlikely Recovery that examines the significance and lasting impact of the Marshall Plan. Please see our website calendar of events and more details at

Secretary of State George C. Marshall offered assistance to Europe in a speech he delivered at Harvard University in June 1947. When his idea for European recovery following the devastation of World War II was accepted quickly by European leaders, Marshall campaigned tirelessly for popular and Congressional support for the program that became known as the Marshall Plan. President Truman signed legislation to enact the European Recovery Program on April 3, 1948.