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Foreign Policy Challenges in Obama's Second Term

Nov 26, 2013
12:15pm to 1:45pm ET

New America Foundation
Washington, DC

On Tuesday, November 26, the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), the New America Foundation and the American Enterprise Institute hosted an in-depth discussion on the foreign policy challenges faced by the Obama administration in its second term. With a politically turbulent Middle East, a financially teetering EU, and an increasingly technologically competitive Asia-Pacific region, Obama and his administration will face critical foreign policy decisions in the second half of his final term.

This event continued a unique collaboration among these institutions in the presidential campaign season, "Election 2012: The National Security Agenda." Past conversations covered the U.S. role in the world, policy in East Asia, and the national security budget.

New America Foundation
4th Floor Conference Room
1899 L Street NW, Washington, DC 20036
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
12:15-1:45 p.m.
Featured Speakers:
Ambassador Dennis Ross
Counselor, Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Former Special Assistant to President Obama
Former National Security Council senior director for the Central Region
Former Special Advisor to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
Anne-Marie Slaughter
President and CEO, New America Foundation
Former Director of Policy Planning, U.S. Department of State
Robert Kaplan
Chief Geopolitical Analyst, Stratfor
Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security
Richard Fontaine
Center for a New American Security
Thomas Donnelly
American Enterprise Institute
Peter Bergen
New America Foundation
About the Series:
The demands for U.S. leadership are substantial--particularly in the dynamic Middle East and Asia-Pacific--yet fiscal challenges are forcing reductions in defense spending, sparking new thinking about American engagement with the world. In his final years in office, Obama and his administration will be faced will difficult and pressing foreign policy issues across a wide range of topics and geographic regions. This event is the eighth in a series of campaign-season seminars on the critical issues of U.S. foreign and defense policy, hosted by American Enterprise Institute, the Center for a New American Security and the New America Foundation.