Survey Says: How Americans Really View the World

Ivo H. Daalder, President, Chicago Council on Global Affairs; Michael Desch, Director, Notre Dame International Security Center, University of Notre Dame; Dina Smeltz, Senior Fellow, Public Opinion and Foreign Policy. Moderated by Peter Slevin.

Survey Says: How Americans Really View the World

The upcoming midterms could be an important indicator for the future direction of US foreign policy. Under President Trump the United States has stepped back from its global engagement, withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement, the Iran Deal, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and is casting doubt over its commitment to NATO. Yet, according to the Council’s new 2018 polling data, many Americans do not agree with this approach, with the largest percentage since the September 11 attacks now supporting active US engagement in the world. What might these striking views have on the future of American foreign policy? And with an eye to November’s midterms, how will the largest eligible voting group, millennials, impact the election?

Join the Council's Young Professionals Network in the wake of Election Day to examine what this year’s survey findings say about key foreign policy questions and America’s position in the world. Copies of the report will be available during the program. 

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5:45 p.m. Registration

6:00 p.m. Presentation and Q&A

7:00 p.m. Adjournment 

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