When: Thursday, May 5, 2016, 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Where: The Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC
On May 5, the Brookings Project on International Order and Strategy (IOS) will host a discussion on America’s global role in conjunction with the newest edition of Pew Research Center’s flagship series, “America’s Place in the World.” This survey shines light on how Americans view U.S. foreign policy today and the role of U.S. leadership abroad, as well as which national security threats Americans are most concerned about. Taking place during the 2016 presidential elections, the discussion will provide an opportunity to reflect on how trends in American sentiment toward foreign policy will shape the 2016 campaign, the next administration, and the future of U.S. global leadership.
Carroll Doherty, director of political research at Pew Research Center, will open the discussion by explaining the survey’s findings. Robert Kagan, senior fellow in IOS and author of “The World America Made,” will talk about the implications of the survey for U.S. support of the international order. Derek Chollet, formerly assistant secretary of defense in the Obama administration and author of the forthcoming book “The Long Game,” will offer insight into how the findings fit with President Obama’s worldview. Laure Mandeville, U.S. bureau chief for Le Figaro, will contribute an international perspective on American politics and U.S. power abroad.
Margaret Brennan, CBS foreign affairs correspondent, will moderate the discussion. Thomas Wright, senior fellow and director of IOS, will provide brief opening remarks. After the program, the speakers will take questions from the audience.