Foreign Affairs March/April Issue Launch: Come Home, America?
THIS EVENT IS OPEN FOR CFR MEMBERS ONLY
Please join Daniel Kurtz-Phelan as he discusses the March/April 2020 issue of Foreign Affairs magazine with contributors Kathleen Hicks, Stephen Wertheim, and Thomas Wright. The authors will discuss the new issue of Foreign Affairs which focuses on U.S foreign policy and asks the question, should America retrench?
For further reading please see the March/April 2020 issue of Foreign Affairs, Come Home, America?, including these articles “Getting to Less: The Truth About Defense Spending” by Kathleen Hicks, “The Price of Primacy: Why America Shouldn’t Dominate the World” by Stephen Wertheim, and “The Folly of Retrenchment: Why America Can’t Withdraw From the World” by Thomas Wright.
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Reception
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Meeting
Kathleen Hicks, Senior vice president, Henry A. Kissinger Chair, Director of the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies
Stephen Wertheim, Deputy Director of Research and Policy at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft
Thomas Wright, Director of the Center on the United States and Europe, Senior Fellow in the Project on International Order and Strategy at the Brookings Institution
Daniel Kurtz-Phelan, Executive Editor, Foreign Affairs
Kathleen Hicks is the senior vice president, Henry A. Kissinger Chair, and director of the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. She leads a bipartisan team of over fifty resident staff and an extensive network of non-resident affiliates dedicated to shaping U.S. national security by providing independent strategic insights and policy solutions. Dr. Hicks is concurrently the Donald Marron Scholar at the Kissinger Center for Global Affairs, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. She is also a member of the board of trustees for the Aerospace Corporation and serves on several nonprofit advisory boards.
Stephen Wertheim is a historian of U.S. foreign relations and international order. He is a Co-Founder of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft and Research Director of its Ending Endless War program. He is also a Research Scholar at the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University. His work has explored the rise of U.S. global power, the origins of international organization, ideas of international public opinion and grand strategy, and the ethics of humanitarian intervention. Wertheim is currently completing a book, tentatively titled Tomorrow, the World: The Birth of U.S. Global Supremacy in World War II.
Thomas Wright is the director of the Center on the United States and Europe and a senior fellow in the Project on International Order and Strategy at the Brookings Institution. He is also a contributing writer for The Atlantic and a nonresident fellow at the Lowy Institute for International Policy. He is the author of “All Measures Short of War: The Contest For the 21st Century and the Future of American Power” which was published by Yale University Press in May 2017. Wright works on great power competition, Brexit and the future of the EU, economic interdependence, Donald Trump's worldview, and U.S. foreign policy.