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Rebecca Lissner and Mira Rapp-Hooper: Re-Imagining U.S. Foreign Policy

Foreign policy experts Rebecca Lissner and Mira Rapp-Hooper paint a provocative picture of the United States’ future. As the country prepares for a presidential election of historic significance and charts its course in a post-pandemic world, they say the United States must reject the temptation to embrace nationalistic calls for closure, global disengagement or self-sufficiency, and instead redouble its commitment to international leadership, economic interdependence and alliances in an “open world.”

Lissner and Rapp-Hooper say that despite considerable foreign threats, the greatest dangers to the United States come from within: decades of underinvestment in the American people, economy and democracy; misalignment of the tech sector with the nation’s vital interests; and acute partisan polarization. Come for an engaging discussion on how the future of American power in a post-COVID world must build on the foundation of 21st century competitiveness.

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Copies of Lissner and Rapp-Hooper's book An Open World are available for purchase during online registration for U.S. domestic orders only; they will be shipped to the address provided in checkout

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September 17, 2020

United States

Speakers
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Rebecca Lissner
Ph.D., Assistant Professor, U.S. Naval War College; Stephen A. Schwarzman Senior Fellow for Asia Studies, Council on Foreign Relations; Senior Fellow. Yale Law School’s China Center; Co-Author, An Open World: How America Can Win the Contest for Twenty‑First‑Century Order
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Mira Rapp-Hooper
Ph.D., Senior Fellow for Asia Studies, Council on Foreign Relations; Senior Fellow, Yale Law School’s China Center; Co-Author, An Open World: How America Can Win the Contest for Twenty‑First‑Century Order
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In Conversation with Dr. Gloria Duffy
President and CEO, The Commonwealth Club
Format

noon–1 p.m. (Pacific Time) program