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The Remaking of a Global United States

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Panel
Europe expert Heather Conley, Robert Kagan from Brookings Institution, and the Washington Post's Karen Attiah join the Council to examine America's standing in the world in the next year and beyond.
Speakers
Robert Kagan 
Heather Conley
Karen Attiah
Ivo H. Daalder
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About This Event

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.

About the Speakers
Robert Kagan 
Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Robert Kagan is the Stephen and Barbara Friedman Senior Fellow with the Project on International Order and Strategy in the Foreign Policy Program at the Brookings Institution. He is the author of numerous books including the bestseller, "The World America Made." Kagan also is a contributing columnist for The Washington Post and was named one of the “Politico 50” in 2016.
Heather Conley
Senior Vice President for Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic, CSIS
Prior to joining CSIS as a senior fellow and director for Europe, Heather Conley served as executive director of the Office of the Chairman of the Board at the American National Red Cross. Previously, she was deputy assistant secretary of state in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs with responsibilities for US bilateral relations with the countries of Northern and Central Europe.
Karen Attiah
Global Opinions Editor, The Washington Post
Karen Attiah
At The Washington Post, Karen Attiah commissions and edits commentary on global issues from a variety of international writers. She joined The Post in 2014 as a digital producer in the Opinions section. Attiah often writes on issues relating to race, gender, and international politics, with a special interest in Africa.
Karen Attiah
President, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Headshot of Ivo H. Daalder
Ivo H. Daalder served as the US ambassador to NATO from 2009 to 2013 prior to becoming president of the Council. Previously, he was a senior fellow in foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution and served as director for European affairs on President Bill Clinton’s National Security Council. He is the author or editor of ten books.
Headshot of Ivo H. Daalder