Online Event: A New Era for U.S. Alliances
Global Security Forum 2020
Please join the CSIS International Security Program for an online event that examines the challenges and opportunities for the U.S.-led system of alliances in the next decade and beyond. The Global Security Forum 2020 considered alliance dynamics for three scenarios: a climate change catastrophe, a Chinese blockade of Taiwan, and military escalation after Russian interference in a U.S. election.
9:30 am: Opening Remarks
Dr. John Hamre, President and CEO of CSIS and Langone Chair in American Leadership
9:35 am: Keynote Introduction
William J. Lynn III, CEO of Leonardo/DRS
9:40 am: Keynote Conversation
Ambassador Wendy Sherman, Director of the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School
9:55 am: Report Findings
Samuel Brannen, Senior Fellow at CSIS
10:05 am: Panel Discussion
Heather Conley, Senior Vice President for Europe, Asia, and the Arctic; and Director, Europe Program
Michael J. Green, Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair
Emma Ashford, Resident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council
Kori Schake, Director of Foreign and Defense Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute
The U.S.-led system of alliances is more important than ever. Global cooperation with American leadership has long undertaken responsibility for economic stability, nonproliferation, counterterrorism, and prevention of large-scale violent conflict.
In 2021, as the country prepares to transition from the Trump presidency to a new Biden administration, that list of responsibilities will include managing a global pandemic while reinvigorating the power of American values in competition with an increasingly powerful China. The United States will need allies, partners, and friends as it wrestles with a changing international order, more capable and numerous rivals, and mounting challenges to human security at home and abroad.
This report is made possible by the generous support of Leonardo DRS