Obama's Foreign Policy Legacy

Derek Chollet, Counselor and Senior Advisor, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

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Foreign and domestic opponents have been quick to criticize Obama for his perceived hesitancy in international affairs. From the Arab Spring to ISIS, increasingly strained relations with China and Russia, and the Israel-Palestine struggle, Obama has faced a backlash for the manner in which he has dealt with these situations. However, according to Derek Chollet, former special assistant to the president of the US, Obama has tactfully played the “long game”. This approach has required a deep understanding of a dangerous and complex international environment and the craft needed for the US to remain the leading global power. With Election Day looming how have Obama’s foreign policy choices shaped the security environment and policy options available to the next president?

Derek Chollet’s new book The Long Game: How Obama Defied Washington and Redefined America’s Role in the World will be available for sale and signing from The Book Cellar.

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5:30 p.m.       
Registration and cash bar reception

6:00 p.m.       
Presentation and Q&A

7:15 p.m.