American Grand Strategy and the International World Order

Donald Trump has made reasserting American sovereignty a cornerstone of his foreign policy, in stark contrast to Joe Biden who has emphasized rebuilding American leadership at the global level.

Research event Recording
5 October 2020 — 6:00PM TO 7:00PM


Ahead of the US presidential election in November, has there been a fundamental change to the liberal order and, if so, what might explain this shift?

Is the international order facing a global leadership crisis due to a US withdrawal and general turn inward amongst the American people? Would a change in US administration impact the future course of the international order?

How can American security best be protected and the authoritarian influence of external actors on the world stage be limited?


Professor Alexander Cooley, Claire Tow Professor of Political Science, Barnard College; Director, Harriman Institute, Columbia University; Author, Exit from Hegemony: The Unraveling of the American Global Order
Professor Daniel Nexon, Professor, Department of Government and School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University; Author, Exit from Hegemony: The Unraveling of the American Global Order
Dr Rebecca Lissner, Assistant Professor in the Strategic and Operational Research Department, US Naval War College; Author, An Open World: How America Can Win the Contest for Twenty-First Century Order
Chair: Dr Leslie Vinjamuri, Director, US and the Americas Programme, Chatham House

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