Please join the New American Engagement Initiative on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at noon EDT for a virtual discussion featuring former president of the World Bank and author of “America in the World,” Ambassador Robert Zoellick. The conversation will focus on the role of economic statecraft in US foreign policy.

Economic policy is often overlooked, but trade and economic ties represent a significant portion of US power and hold great potential for expanding US global engagement and enhancing US leadership. How can the United States better leverage its economic might to those ends? Could a better-integrated North America have a competitive edge in the world?

The Future Foreign Policy series features new perspectives to expand the US toolkit to address traditional threats, confront emerging challenges, and enable greater and more robust global engagement with allies and partners. To this end, our invitees bring much-needed diversity into the national security dialogue. The speakers include not only those from traditionally underrepresented groups in Washington foreign policy circles, but also those who represent a range of viewpoints.


Robert Zoellick

Ambassador Robert Zoellick
11th President of the World Bank

Moderated by

Susan Glasser

Staff Writer, The New Yorker


Q&A and closing remarks

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