Commonwealth National Podcast

World Perspectives of America Under Obama (3/19/09)

Carlos Felix Corona, Consul General of Mexico
Akiva Tor, Consul General of Israel
Yasumasa Nagamine, Consul General of Japan
H.E. Hesham Elnakib, Consul General of Egypt
Rolf Schuette, Consul General of Germany
Dr. Gloria Duffy, President and CEO, The Commonwealth Club - Moderator

As the United States moves forward this year with a new president, will the world’s perceptions of this country change? With so many problems besetting the nation at home, will the Obama administration be successful at stepping up to the global challenges and improving the country’s reputation abroad? Already, President Obama is charting a new course of action for Iraq, closing Guantanamo, and working to improve the diplomacy toward the Middle East. From these changes, are attitudes toward America shifting? Join panelists as they share their thoughts on America’s foreign relations.

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California on March 19, 2009.

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