America's Role in the World: Congress and US Foreign Policy

March 16, 2017 - 9:00 am

Atlantic Council, 1030 15th ST NW, 12th Floor
Washington, DC
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America’s Role in the World
Congress and US Foreign Policy


A conversation with:
Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA6)
US House of Representatives

Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH2)
US House of Representatives

Moderated by:
Ms. Karen Attiah
Editor, Global Opinions
Washington Post

As the Trump administration continues to form its foreign policy and national security strategy, Congress has a distinct role of its own to play in shaping how the United States addresses emerging global threats and approaches its leadership role on the international stage.  

At this early stage, little is defined within the administration’s approach. Congress has an opportunity to help characterize what America’s role in world should be and how it aims to deal with issues in the Middle East, especially ISIS and Iran, China, and Russia. To help think through these issues, two Representatives with military backgrounds, Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) and Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA), will offer their perspectives on the United States leadership role and national security strategy in an environment of increasing global risks.
 

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Bios

Congressman Seth Moulton was born and raised in the Sixth District of Massachusetts. He attended public schools followed by Phillips Academy Andover and Harvard University with help from scholarships and student loans, which he continues to pay back today. After graduating from Harvard in 2001, Seth was inspired to join the United States Marine Corps by the 18 and 19-year olds who put their lives on the line for our country. He served four tours in Iraq as a Marine Corps infantry officer, including two as an infantry platoon commander and two as a Special Assistant to General David Petraeus. He left the Marines in 2008 with the rank of Captain, attended Harvard Business School and the Kennedy School of Government, and worked in the private sector. 

Congressman Brad Wenstrup was elected in 2012 to represent the people of Ohio’s Second Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives. He brings experience as a doctor, Army Reserve officer, Iraq War veteran, and small business owner to help Congress tackle the economic and security challenges facing the nation. 
In the 114th Congress, Brad serves on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, the Armed Services Committee, and the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, where he is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. As a member on each of these Committees, Brad is working to strengthen our military and national defense, help our returning service members transition to civilian life, and support southern Ohio’s veteran community.

 

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