LIVE STREAM: The Remaking of a Global United States

Heather Conley, Senior Vice President for Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic, CSIS; Ivo H. Daalder, President, Chicago Council on Global Affairs; Robert Kagan, Stephen & Barbara Friedman Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution. Moderated by Karen Attiah.

The Remaking of a Global United States

The 2020 election cycle presented the world with the image of a deeply divided America, with little or no consensus on what its global role or values should be for years to come. This at the very moment the United States faces an alarming range of threats to its security and prosperity—from the rise of adversarial powers and the retreat of democracy, to COVID-19 and climate change. Could the urgency of dealing with these challenges provide the catalyst for renewed international cooperation? Or is the US now too consumed with internal turmoil to collaborate or lead on the world stage? In partnership with the World Economic Forum’s network of Global Future Councils, the Council convenes leading global affairs experts to measure the United States’ present standing in the world in 2021 and beyond.

Speaker Bio


Americans Want to Engage the World: The Beltway and the Public Are Closer Than You Think, Jonathan Monten, Joshua Busby, Joshua D. Kertzer, Dina Smeltz, and Jordan Tama, Foreign Affairs, 11/3/2020

How US Foreign Policy Will Shape the ‘Great Reset’ – 12 Experts Explain, Global Future Councils, World Economic Forum, 10/29/2020

Divided We Stand, Dina Smeltz, Ivo Daalder, Karl Friedhoff, Craig Kafura, Brendan Helm, 2020 Chicago Council Survey, 9/17/2020


11:00 a.m. CT
Program begins 

11:40 a.m. CT
Audience Q&A 

12:00 p.m. CT

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