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An #ACFrontPage event

Atlantic Council Front Page is our premier live ideas platform for global leaders to discuss the defining challenges of our time. #ACFrontPage is a virtual event series featuring top newsmakers across multiple digital platforms. Harnessing the convening power and expertise of the Council’s fifteen Programs and Centers, #ACFrontPage leverages the Council’s capabilities in social media, press, and digital outreach to spotlight the world’s most prominent leaders and the most compelling ideas across sectors and engage new audiences eager for nonpartisan and constructive solutions to current global challenges. This widely promoted program features the Council’s most important guests and content serving as the highlight of our programming each week.

Please join the Atlantic Council on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. (EDT), for a conversation with Mayor Pete Buttigieg on the future of US global leadership. The United States, along with allies and partners, fashioned an enduring rules-based international system coming out of World War II, but that order is now fraying under the weight of new geopolitical competitors, a faltering global social contract, and novel strategic shocks like COVID-19. How must the United States adapt as the rules-based order is now being challenged by rising powers? How can the US leverage all of its instruments of power and influence, including diplomacy, technology, economic power, and cultural exchange, as well as the US military, in this changing world? What can be done to develop a comprehensive US approach to the world that can command the broad support of the American people? And how can we draw in new and diverse voices, including those of young people, into the wider foreign policy debate?

This live event is part of the Atlantic Council’s #ACFrontPage event series, a new ideas platform spotlighting global leaders who are championing constructive solutions to global challenges, as well as Elections 2020: America’s Role in the World, a series of conversations on the top foreign policy priorities for the next four years, featuring the most prominent voices shaping the national dialogue. The event is hosted by the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security’s New American Engagement Initiative. The initiative aims to facilitate a wide-ranging debate about US foreign policy by drawing together cutting-edge and out-of-the-box thinkers to question key assumptions and challenge conventional approaches. It is committed to building a comprehensive strategy for America’s global engagement that will help policymakers to manage risks, set priorities, and allocate resources wisely and efficiently, as they work to advance American security and prosperity and shape the global future.  

America’s role in the world

Join the Atlantic Council for conversations on the most critical issues at the intersection of domestic and international affairs that will influence this year’s US elections.

To participate, please register below. Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email with information on how to join. To join the Q&A with Mayor Pete Buttigieg, use the hashtag #ACFrontPage or #ACElections2020, or email Ms. Anca Agachi at [email protected]. Follow the Atlantic Council on Twitter at @AtlanticCouncil and the Scowcroft Center at @ACScowcroft


Mr. Pete Buttigieg
Former Mayor of South Bend, Indiana
2020 US Presidential Candidate

In conversation with

Ms. Margaret Brennan
Face the Nation
Senior Foreign Affairs Corespondent
CBS News

Introduced by

Mr. Damon Wilson
Executive Vice President
Atlantic Council

Closing remarks by

Mr. Vicente Garcia
Director, Events and Special Initiatives
Atlantic Council