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December 12, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In-Person: An Evening with Daniel F. Runde & Ileana Ros-Lehtinen


December 12, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Books & Books in Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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Books & Books presents…


in conversation with

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen


The American Imperative: Reclaiming Global Leadership through Soft Power

(Bombardier Books, $28.00)

Tuesday, December 12th, 7:00 PM | Books & Books, Coral Gables


Books & Books is thrilled to present an evening with distinguished author, Daniel F. Runde, and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen to discuss his intriguing book: The American Imperative: Reclaiming Global Leadership through Soft Power (Bombardier Books, $28.00).

This event is FREE and open to the public and books will be available for purchase the night of the event! Please RSVP only if you intend to join us.

About the Book:

It’s time for America to get back in the international leadership game.

What should our global strategy look like in an age of renewed great power competition? And what must America offer to a newly empowered developing world when we’re no longer the only major player?

In The American Imperative, international development expert Daniel Runde makes the case for building a new global consensus through vigorous internationalism and the judicious use of soft power. Runde maps out many of the steps that we need to take––primarily in the non-military sphere––to ensure an alliance of stable and secure, like-minded, self-reliant partner nations in order to prevent rising authoritarian powers such as China from running the world.


About the Author:

Daniel F. Runde is Senior Vice President and the William A. Schreyer Chair in Global Analysis at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Runde’s work centers on creating a freer and more prosperous world. Renowned as a global thought leader, he has been at the center of Washington debates on soft power and development for two decades.

Previously, Runde held senior leadership roles at the World Bank Group and served in the Bush Administration at the U.S. Agency for International Development. He has been an advisor to a number of Republican presidential campaigns since 2012

About the Moderator:

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen served for almost three decades as a member of Congress representing a congressional district in South Florida and was the first Hispanic woman to serve in Congress. As a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, she became a leader in crafting U.S. foreign policy. She served as the Committee’s Chairwoman, and Chair or Co-Chair of multiple subcommittees. Key issues include advancing democracy, international trade, national security and defense, energy and environment, education and immigration.