Policy Forum

The Future of Progressive Foreign Policy: 2020 and Beyond

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Date and Time
January 28, 2020 5 - 6:30 PM EST
Hayek Auditorium, Cato Institute
Featuring Kate Kizer, Policy Director, Win without War; Adam Mount, Senior Fellow and Director of the Defense Posture Project, Federation of American Scientists; Dan Nexon, Associate Professor, Georgetown University; Loren DeJonge Schulman, Deputy Director of Studies and the Leon E. Panetta Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security; Mena Ayazi, Manager for Policy and Communications at Alliance for Peacebuilding; moderated by Trevor Thrall, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute.

Even before Donald Trump’s election, foreign policy thinkers were beginning to realize that American grand strategy had to change. After more than 15 years of war in Afghanistan and the Middle East, Americans’ enthusiasm for foreign adventures had expired and many believed that public support for traditional American leadership of the liberal international order had expired along with it. The big question was: What would come next?

During the third year of the Trump administration, the 2020 Democratic candidates have offered a range of arguments about what’s wrong with U.S. foreign policy today and where it should be headed. Some of these hew fairly close to the traditional, pre‐​Trump approach, while others represent more significant departures from the status quo.

Come hear a panel of distinguished experts discuss the state of the foreign policy debate within the Democratic Party and the future of progressive foreign policy.