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How Racial Injustice Shapes US Foreign Policy

Historian Brenda Gayle Plummer joins the Council's Brian Hanson to discuss how the U.S. can learn from our history of racial injustice in order to make future foreign policy decisions.
Black Lives Matter protests in June, 2020.
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The murder of George Floyd and the US government's reaction to national protests on racial injustice have raised concern over the demise of US global leadership. University of Wisconsin-Madison historian Brenda Gayle Plummer joins Deep Dish to examine what the United States must learn from our past in order to fix our foreign policy.

About the Guests
Professor of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Brenda Gayle is a professor and historian, with expertise in Afro-American, 20th century U.S., race, and history of foreign relations.
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Vice President, Studies
Council expert Brian Hanson
Brian Hanson is the Vice President of Studies at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs with expertise in policy and politics. He oversees the Council's research operations and hosts the weekly podcast, Deep Dish on Global Affairs.
Council expert Brian Hanson