Robert Dallek is an historian specializing in American presidents. He has won the Bancroft Prize and numerous other awards for scholarship and teaching. Dallek studies United States history: diplomatic history, foreign policy and public opinion; New Deal diplomacy; and the professional diplomat.
Polish ambassador to the U.S., Janusz Reiter, has played a key role in analyzing the fall of communism in Eastern Europe. The ambassador founded the Warsaw-based Center for International Relations and remained its president until 2005. He spoke with Owen Johnson.