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Global Security Forum: Foreign Policy in an Era of Domestic Division

March 7, 2022 • 2:00 – 5:00 pm EST
The event will be webcast live from this page.

Americans disagree on fundamental aspects of domestic and global affairs, but they are largely united behind the idea that America should play a leadership role in the world. What does this unity and division mean for making foreign policy decisions in a complex and interconnected world? A new major CSIS International Security Program report and public conference explore whether and how domestic political, geographic, racial, socio-economic, and other divisions impact U.S. national security and engagements abroad and identifies opportunities for cooperation.

The report argues that concerted U.S. international engagement is critical in a time of heightened geopolitical tension, increasingly assertive adversaries, and the lingering health and economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. The findings will help policymakers understand the scope of the divides and the opportunities for working together to bridge them, along with the need for leadership and outreach to a diverse set of domestic audiences.

Event Agenda:

2:00 pm: Welcome Remarks
Dr. Seth G. Jones, Senior Vice President, Harold Brown Chair, Director of the International Security Program, and Director of the Transnational Threats Project

2:15 pm: Report Findings
Presented by:
Mr. Erol Yayboke, Senior Fellow and Director, CSIS Project on Fragility and Mobility

2:30 pm: Panel Discussion
Moderated by:
Ms. Emily Harding , Senior Fellow and Deputy Director, International Security Program

With
Dr. Michael J. Green, Senior Vice President for Asia, Japan Chair, and Henry A. Kissinger Chair
Hon. Susan Gordon, Director at CACI International
Ms. Nancy Youssef, National Security Correspondent, The Wall Street Journal

3:35 pm: Break

3:55 pm: Introductory Remarks
Dr. John J. Hamre, President and CEO of CSIS and Langone Chair in American Leadership

4:00 pm: Keynote Conversation
Moderated By:
Ms. Suzanne Spaulding, Senior Adviser for Homeland Security and Director of the Defending Democratic Institutions project

With
Secretary William Cohen, former Secretary of Defense
Secretary Leon Panetta, former Secretary of Defense

This conference is made possible by the generous support of Leonardo DRS.

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John J. Hamre
CSIS President and CEO, and Langone Chair in American Leadership
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Seth G. Jones
Senior Vice President; Harold Brown Chair; and Director, International Security Program
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Emily Harding
Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, International Security Program
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Erol Yayboke
Director, Project on Fragility and Mobility and Senior Fellow, International Security Program
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Suzanne Spaulding
Senior Adviser, Homeland Security, International Security Program

Secretary William Cohen

Former Secretary of Defense

Secretary Leon Panetta

Former Secretary of Defense

Hon. Susan Gordon

Director at CACI International

Ms. Nancy Youssef

National Security Correspondent, The Wall Street Journal