The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs is proud to host a Director's Seminar entitled "America the Superpower and the World: A Progress Report from London" with Bill Emmott, Editor, the Economist. Mr. Emmott will be speaking about the role of America as a superpower in shaping the international system during this time of uncertainty. Mr. Emmott recently wrote a piece for the Economist which takes from Dean Acheson's well known book, Present at the Creation, the idea that America plays a pivotal role in reshaping the future especially now after 9/11 but also after the beginning of the fall of communism in 1989. Mr. Emmott was appointed editor of The Economist, the world's leading weekly magazine on current affairs and business, in March 1993. He's worked at the paper since 1982 in a variety of offices. He has written about EEC affairs and the Benelux countries, was an economics correspondent in London and also moved to Tokyo to cover Japan and South Korea. He moved back to London to serve as Financial editor and then Business Affairs editor. Mr. Emmott has written three books on Japan. The Sun Also Sets: the limits to Japan's economic power, Japan's Global Reach: the influence, strategies and weaknesses of Japan's multinational corporations, and The Bureaucrats' Deadly Sins. He is currently working on a new book. Mr. Emmott studied politics, philosophy and economics at Magdalen College, Oxford.