The Marshall Plan and Democracy at Marshall Museum

Dr. David Hein will discuss “The Marshall Plan: Defending Democracy” on March 15 beginning at 5:30 pm in the Pogue Auditorium at the Marshall Foundation in Lexington.

He will talk about the Marshall Plan as not only a mechanism for rebuilding the economies of western Europe but also as a primary tool for promoting geopolitical stability and international security.

Prof. Hein is a senior fellow at the George C. Marshall Foundation and an affiliated scholar of the John Jay Institute.  He retired recently from the faculty at Hood College.  He is the author of many articles including “In War for Peace: General George C. Marshall’s Core Convictions and Ethical Leadership,” Touchstone (2013) and “The Marshall Plan: Conservative Reform as a Weapon of War,” Modern Age (2017).

Reservations are required by calling Leigh McFaddin at 540-463-7103, ext. 138 or by email to reservations@marshallfoundation.org. Seating will be first come, first served. Members and students will be admitted free; non-members will pay $15 at the door.

Visitors are invited to see the new special exhibition, “Hope for Those Who Need It,” that is on display in the Lower Gallery.

This sequence of the Marshall Legacy Series explores how the idea for the Marshall Plan developed after World War II as an alternative to the harsh terms included in the peace treaty following World War I, how the Marshall Plan evolved from an idea that Marshall proposed in a speech into a fully functioning economic recovery program, and the important role that Marshall played in ensuring the success of the plan bearing his name.

The Marshall Plan sequence is being presented in part with sponsorship from Carnegie Corporation of New York.

The George C. Marshall Legacy Series interprets General Marshall’s legacy during a four-year series of exhibitions, speakers and programs centered on key themes or episodes from General Marshall’s career.