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Encyclopedia > Edmund A. Walsh
Father Walsh with General Douglas MacArthur in Tokyo, 1948

Edmund Aloysius Walsh S.J. (1885 - 1956) was a Jesuit professor of geopolitics and founder of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (500x620, 47 KB)Father Edmund A. Walsh, S.J. conferring with General Douglas MacArthur in Tokyo, 1948. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (500x620, 47 KB)Father Edmund A. Walsh, S.J. conferring with General Douglas MacArthur in Tokyo, 1948. ... General Douglas MacArthur aboard a battle ship toward the end of World War two, 1945 Douglas MacArthur (January 26, 1880 – April 5, 1964) was an American military leader. ... The modern skyline of Tokyo is highly decentralized. ... 1948 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1885 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1956 was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Society of Jesus (Societas Iesu in Latin) is a Christian religious order of the Roman Catholic Church in direct service to the Pope. ... The “Chess revolution” by Nick Gabrichidze is believed to be inspired by Zbigniew Brzezinski’s 1997 book The Grand Chessboard the contemporary Bible of geopolitics Geopolitics analyses politics, history and social science with reference to geography. ... Georgetown University Georgetown University is a major research university in the United States. ... The Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (commonly abbreviated SFS) is a school within Georgetown University in Washington, DC, United States. ...


He would found the School of Foreign Service in 1919 – six years before the U.S. Foreign Service – and served as its first dean. Fr. Walsh founded the school as a result of his experiences at the Versailles Conference of 1919, where he believed U.S. diplomats to have been inadequately trained. 1919 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... The United States Foreign Service is a personnel system established under the Foreign Service Act. ... In an educational setting, a dean is a person with significant authority . ... The Paris Peace Conference was an international conference, organized by the victors of the World War I for negotiating the peace treaties between the Allied and Associated Powers and their former enemies. ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations by or about: United States Wikinews has news related to this article: United States United States government CIA World Factbook Entry for United States House. ... This page is about negotiations; for the board game, see Diplomacy (game). ...


He directed the Papal Famine Relief Mission to Russia in 1922, worked on behalf of the Vatican to resolve long-standing issues between Church and State in Mexico in 1929, negotiated with the Iraqi government to establish an American College in Baghdad in 1931, and served as Consultant to the U.S. Chief of Counsel at the Nuremberg Trials. 1922 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1929 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... A street map of Baghdad Average temperature (red) and precipitations (blue) in Baghdad *See Bagdad, Tasmania for the Australian town of a similar name. ... 1931 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... The Nuremberg Trials is the general name for two sets of trials of Nazis involved in World War II and the Holocaust. ...


Notably, he interrogated the German geopolitician General Karl Haushofer after World War II to determine whether or not he should stand trial at Nuremburg for war crimes, eventually finding that Gen. Haushofer ought not stand trial. He wrote a book discussing the interrogation and related thoughts: General Karl Haushofer General Karl Ernst Haushofer (August 27, 1869, Munich - March 13, 1946, Pähl) popularised German geopolitics, notably during Weimar Republic and the Third Reich. ... World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrinations, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons like the atom bomb. ... The Nuremberg Trials is the general name for two sets of trials of Nazis involved in World War II and the Holocaust. ... A war crime is a punishable offense, under international law, for violations of the law of war by any person or persons, military or civilian. ...

  • Walsh, S.J., Edmund A. Total Power: A Footnote to History. Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York: 1949.

Strongly anti-Communist, it is alleged that Walsh was the man who first suggested to Senator McCarthy that he use this issue in order to gain political prominence. [1] Walsh vigorously promoted anti-Communist thought throughout his career. a symbol for anti-communism Anti-communism is opposition to communist ideology, organization, or government, on either a theoretical or practical level. ... Joseph Raymond McCarthy (November 14, 1908 – May 2, 1957) was an American politician originally aligned with the Democratic Party and later with the Republican Party. ...


President Eisenhower sent a letter to Georgetown University when Father Walsh died, which read in part: Dwight David Ike Eisenhower (October 14, 1890–March 28, 1969), American soldier and politician, was the 34th President of the United States (1953–1961) and supreme commander of the Allied forces in Europe during World War II, with the rank of General of the Army. ...

The death of Father Walsh is a grievous loss to the Society in which he served so many years, to the educational and religious life of the United States and to the free people of the Western World. For four decades, he was a vigorous and inspiring champion of freedom for mankind and independence for nations... at every call to duty, all his energy of leadership and wisdom of counsel were devoted to the service of the United States.

Walsh's legacy is the Georgetown School of Foreign Service which has become an incubator of leadership in the United States and internationally. Graduates of the School have included U.S. President Bill Clinton and the leaders of the U.S. intelligence community-George Tenet, the American labor movement-AFL-CIO President Lane Kirkland, and the American Catholic Church-New York Archbishop John Cardinal O'Connor. Heads of state educated at the School have included King Abdullah of Jordan and Gloria Arroyo of the Philippines. The West can refer to : The U.S. West or the American West The Western world, or Western Civilization. ... William Jefferson Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. ... George Tenet George John Tenet (born January 5, 1953) is a former United States Director of Central Intelligence. ... The AFL-CIO is the largest labor union federation in the United States. ... Joseph Lane Kirkland (March 12, 1922 - August 14, 1999) US union leader. ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki (R) Official languages None (English is de facto) Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ... John Cardinal OConnor His Eminence John Cardinal OConnor, (January 15, 1920 – May 3, 2000) was the eleventh bishop (eighth archbishop) of the Roman Catholic archdiocese of New York, serving from 1984 until his death in 2000. ... King Abdullah and Queen Rania King Abdullah appears here at a summit in Mexico. ... PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (born April 5, 1947), also known by her initials GMA, is the current and 14th President of the Republic of the Philippines. ...


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