Photo: Robert Goddyn
Greece, 1958
political commentator

Robert Kagan

Robert Kagan is a political scientist and a Professor of History at Georgetown University. He wrote works such as Of Paradise and Power: America and Europe in the New World Order (2003) and The World America Made (2012). Kagan combines the writing of numerous political commentaries in The New York Times, the Washington Post and The New Republic with a senior fellowship at the Brookings Institution.

During the 2010 Nexus Conference ‘What’s Next for the West? Superman meets Beethoven’, on 11 June in Amsterdam and in front of an audience of over 1100 viewers, Dominique de Villepin, Kishore Mahbubani and Robert Kagan joined in a debate on the future civilization in Europe, the United States, and Asia.

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Nexus Conference 2010, second panel discussion Waiting for Superman. Copyright Robert Goddyn.

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Superman Meets Beethoven

What’s Next for the West?

11 June 2010 10.00 - 17.00 Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam


Freedom and Democracy

Civilization and Power

19 November 2004 9.00 - 20.00 Library of Congress, Washington