DACOR: Can the U.S. Still Lead? American Foreign Policy in the Trump Era and Beyond

Start Date/Time: 
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 12:00
End Date/Time: 
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 14:00

This talk will explore the conventional wisdom that the days of an American-led international order are waning, if not already behind us. It will make the case that there is still a window of opportunity for American leadership, if we are willing to seize it. Jake Sullivan is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Brady-Johnson Distinguished Practitioner in Strategy at Yale University. He served in the Obama administration as national security adviser to Vice President Joe Biden and Director of Policy Planning at the U.S. Department of State, as well as deputy chief of staff to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. He was the Senior Policy Adviser on Secretary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign. During his time in the Obama administration, Sullivan was one of the lead negotiators in the secret bilateral U.S.-Iran talks that paved the way for the Iran nuclear deal, as well as a key player in the development of the Asia-Pacific re-balance strategy. This event costs $25 and includes lunch.