The Will to Lead: America's Indispensable Role in the Global Fight for Freedom

His Excellency Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Former Secretary General of NATO, Former Prime Minister of Denmark

We will live stream this program at 6 p.m. CT

The famous staple of Obama’s foreign policy—“leading from behind”—has been under scrutiny throughout his presidency. While some have argued for less interventionism, many others have critiqued his actions (or lack thereof) on the Iran nuclear deal, Russia’s annexation of Crimea, and the war in Syria, among other issues. Many argue that America’s foreign policy over the last eight years has strengthened Russia and China. As the general election nears, the nature of America’s foreign policy has become an increasingly contentious issue. What does the future hold for America as a global leader? Should it continue to “lead from behind,” or is the time ripe for a leadership that brings the country front and center on the international stage?

Anders Fogh Rasmussen’s latest book, The Will to Lead: America’s Indispensable Role in the Global Fight for Freedom, will be available for purchase and signing from The Book Cellar following the program.

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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.