Decoding US Public Views on Foreign Policy

Ivo H. Daalder, President, Chicago Council on Global Affairs; Jeremy Rosner, Executive Vice President and Principal, Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research; Dina Smeltz, Senior Fellow, Public Opinion and Foreign Policy. Moderated by Steve Edwards.

Journalists, policymakers, and pundits are once again debating whether Americans have turned away from the world. Officials from both sides of the aisle warn about “the temptation to turn inward” and of an “isolationism dictated by the past.” Contrary to this conventional view of American disengagement, new results from The Chicago Council Survey show most still want the US to play an active role in the world. Join us for the release of The Chicago Council’s 40th Anniversary Survey of Americans on foreign policy issues. Our expert panel will break down the data, what it means for the future of US policy, and what policymakers should learn from the public. 

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5:30 p.m.   
Registration and cash bar 

6:00 p.m.     
Presentation and panel discussion

7:15 p.m.