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

This afternoon includes remarks by Dr. Benn Steil, author of The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War and a discussion on “Perspectives on the Marshall Plan” moderated by Ambassador Thomas Pickering, featuring His Excellency Henne Shuwer, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and His Excellency Peter Wittig, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany.

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.