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A discussion about how foreign publics view the United States and its foreign policy

Please join the New American Engagement Initiative on Wednesday, June 16, from 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. EDT for an event featuring Caroline Gray of the Eurasia Group Foundation in discussion with NAEI Co-director Christopher Preble about public opinion on US foreign policy, specifically how the rest of the world views the United States.

This Future Foreign Policy event will focus on the recent Eurasia Group Foundation report “Democracy in Disarray: How the world sees the US and its example.” Some of the questions that we will consider include: What is the link between interventionism and anti-Americanism? What are the sources of goodwill towards the United States? How has the US response to COVID-19 and the Donald Trump presidency changed opinions?

The Future Foreign Policy series aims to foster discussions that touch on some of the key underlying assumptions that have guided US foreign policy, and engage in a critical assessment of the policies that flow from these core assumptions. By embracing new perspectives, and featuring next-generation foreign policy leaders, NAEI’s organizers hope to expand the US toolkit to solve traditional threats, confront emerging challenges, and enable greater and more robust global engagement. 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.


Caroline Gray

Research Associate, Eurasia Group Foundation

Introductory remarks

In conversation with

Q&A moderated by

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