October Speaker Series 

The 2020 Presidential Election: Donald Trump, Joe Biden, and the Future of U.S. Foreign Policy

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The next U.S. president will undoubtedly face a broad range of foreign policy challenges and concerns including economic policy, international trade, defense, peace relations, climate issues, and migration - to name a few.  In addition, in the backdrop of a global pandemic, increasing natural disasters, and polarization on a variety of domestic issues, both America’s economy and our role in the world has increasingly been on the mind of concerned voters.  However, experts agree that some of the plans and approaches offered by Donald Trump and Joe Biden are on opposite ends of the foreign policy spectrum. So just how do they view the world and what are the similarities and differences to their approaches? What would be their top foreign policy priorities? Which countries, alliances, and world leaders would likely rank highest as a friend or foe? And what does this mean for the future of U.S. foreign policy? Following a brief presentation and remarks from guest speakers, students and teachers will be encouraged to vote on the candidates in relation to the strength of their foreign policy platforms.  Students will hear from a panel of experts who have extensive knowledge and understanding of each candidates foreign policy platforms.  

Expert SpeakerLawrence Husick, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Research Institute

Program Schedule: 
4:20 p.m. Registered guests asked to log-on.
4:30 p.m. Welcome remarks and opening remarks from panelists
4:45 p.m. Moderated discussion
5:10 p.m. Audience Q&A
5:30 p.m. Conclusion of session