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Please join the Atlantic Council’s New American Engagement Initiative on Friday, January 29, from 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. EST for an event featuring Representative Ro Khanna (D-CA 17th District) in conversation with Vox’s Jen Kirby.

The discussion between Rep. Khanna and Ms. Kirby will focus on US military involvement in the Middle East and the country’s role in conflicts around the world. Rep. Khanna has twice introduced amendments to defense authorization bills that would ban US support for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen and has similarly attempted to block unilateral US attacks on Iran. How should the Biden administration change US policy in the Middle East? What should a Democratic-controlled Congress prioritize when it comes to issues of foreign policy?

This is the inaugural event of the New American Engagement Initiative’s Future Foreign Policy series. The purpose of this series is 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 will bring much-needed diversity into the national security dialogue. The speakers will not only include those from traditionally underrepresented groups in Washington foreign policy circles, but also those who represent a range of viewpoints.


Representative Ro Khanna

Hon. Ro Khanna
United States Representative (D-CA 17th District)

In conversation with

Ms. Jen Kirby
Foreign and National Security Reporter

Introduced by

Closing remarks by

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