The Changing Role of the US in the World
Xenia Dormandy, Project Director, US; Acting Dean, Academy for Leadership in International Affairs, Chatham House
Gillian Tett, Markets and Finance Commentator; Assistant Editor, Financial Times
Chair: Steven Erlanger, London Bureau Chief, New York Times
In light of the recent government shutdown and the debt ceiling crisis the speakers will discuss how the role of the US in the world is changing and assess if this is due to Washington's dysfunction or a shift in its approach to leadership. Considering America's recent record of taking a supporting rather than leading role in intervention, the panel will highlight the potential economic and geopolitical consequences of a change in the US global position and the resulting effect on America's image and impact abroad.