American Values in a Global Age

Reuben E. Brigety II, Dean, Elliott School of International Affairs, the George Washington University; Brian T. Edwards, Crown Professor and Director, Program in Middle East and North African Studies, Northwestern University; Richard Wike, Director, Global Attitudes Research, Pew Research Center . Moderated by Evelyn Farkas.

American Values in a Global Age

Democracy, free enterprise, and egalitarianism are central to America’s self-identity. Emerging from the Cold War as the sole superpower the United States has confidently projected these values across the world through its culture, commerce, diplomacy, and military. But in recent years the United States has appeared to retreat from global leadership and waver in defense of its ideals. The rise of rival powers and the disruptive effects of globalization have also heightened the appeal of alternate ideologies. How is America viewed from abroad today, and what factors influence these attitudes? If America loses its appetite to lead, whose values will shape the world?

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