2016 Elections: Implications for U.S. Foreign Policy
Sep , 21, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Mining Exchange
The 2016 Election:
Implications for U. S. Foreign Policy
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Registration Deadline Friday, September 16th
5:00 p.m. reception – 5:30 p.m. program – 7:00 adjourn
The Mining Exchange, 8 S. Nevada Avenue, Colorado Springs
Valet Parking Available
Every four years, as the United States chooses a president, much of the world trembles—either out of hope or of fear—in the expectation that a new president will change the direction of American foreign policy. This year, the two major presidential candidates hold vastly different views about the U.S.’ global role.
This year, the world is in an unusually unstable condition. Hence, the next president will be confronted with a wide range of critical questions. Just for starters:
- How will the U.S. approach terrorism, fed by violent forces with apocalyptic visions that fill political vacuums across the Middle East and North Africa?
- Will the U.S. continue to support Afghanistan and Iraq in their fights against the Taliban and the Islamic State?
- How will the new president deal with a resurgent Russia and an assertive China, with so much at stake in both Europe and Asia? Is there a diplomatic solution to the conflicting territorial claims in the South China Sea, for instance, or is it likely that China and the United States will experience a further deterioration in their relations because of differing national security interests?
- Will the U.S. continue to support its far-flung alliances in Europe and in Northeast Asia in the face of growing nationalist voices in those countries?
- What approach will the new president take on pressing global issues such as climate change, trade, or nuclear proliferation?
Keynote Speaker: Steve Clemons
Steve Clemons is Washington editor at large for The Atlantic and editor of Atlantic Live. He is also well-known for his blog, WashingtonNote.com. He is a senior fellow and the founder of the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation, a centrist think tank in Washington, D.C., where he previously served as executive vice president. He served as Executive Vice President of the Economic Strategy Institute, Senior Advisor to Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) and was the first Executive Director of the Nixon Center. He writes and speaks frequently about politics, foreign policy, and national security issues, as well as domestic and global economic-policy challenges. He will discuss the major foreign policy challenges facing the next president.
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