Election 2016: US Leadership in Question

Heidi Crebo-Rediker, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; Ivo H. Daalder, President, Chicago Council on Global Affairs; Robert Kagan, Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution; Columnist, The Washington Post. Moderated by Paul Smyke.


As they watch the 2016 presidential primaries, global leaders are questioning what the rhetoric might mean for US leadership in the world. Faced with a fraught and complex geopolitical environment, the next president must decide whether America should assertively defend its liberal, democratic values, or scale-back its foreign commitments. What are the risks of retrenchment? And what appetite does the American public have for assuming the responsibilities and costs of global leadership? With a look ahead to the general election the coauthors of a recent World Economic Forum whitepaper will explore America’s role in the world.


Speaker Bio


The US Can't Afford to End its Global Leadership Role
Ivo H. Daalder and Robert Kagan, The Washington Post, 4/22/2016

Strengthening the Liberal World Order
World Economic Forum, April 2016


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