The Foreign Policy Stakes of the 2020 Election
Part of our 2020 Election Series

Rebecca Lissner

Professor, Strategic & Operational Research Dept.

Mira Rapp-Hooper

Sr. Fellow, China Center-Yale Law School

Max Boot

September 8, 2020 11:00 AM    Webinar

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As the country prepares for a presidential election of historic significance and charts its course in a post-pandemic world, the US has been forced to rethink its relationships to its allies, its adversaries, and even its own technology sector, in order to maintain its position as the world’s leading power. Foreign policy experts Rebecca Lissner and Mira Rapp-Hooper will discuss the key challenges facing the US in the 21st Century, including US-China relations, economic interdependence, preparing for non-military threats, and what needs to be done to be better prepared if there is another global pandemic.

The discussion will be moderated by Max Boot, historian, best-selling author, columnist, and foreign-policy analyst.

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Rebecca Lissner
is an assistant professor in the Strategic and Operational Research Department at the U.S. Naval War College. Previously, she was a research fellow at the University of Pennsylvania's Perry World House; a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations; and a Brady-Johnson Fellow at Yale University’s International Security Studies. She has served as a special advisor to the Deputy Secretary of Energy. Dr. Lissner’s research has appeared in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, International Peacekeeping, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Survival, the Texas National Security Review and The Washington Quarterly, among other publications.

Mira Rapp-Hooper is the Stephen A. Schwarzman senior fellow for Asia studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. She is also a senior fellow at Yale Law School’s Paul Tsai China Center. At CFR, Dr. Rapp-Hooper’s work explores national security and strategy issues in Asia, including great power competition, alliances, nuclear issues, and territorial disputes; the implications of China’s rise for the international order; and the future of American strategy toward Asia and China.

Max Boot (Moderator) is a historian, best-selling author, columnist, and foreign-policy analyst who has been described by the International Institute for Strategic Studies as one of the “world’s leading authorities on armed conflict.” He is the Jeane J. Kirkpatrick senior fellow in national security studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, a columnist for the Washington Post, and a Global Affairs Analyst for CNN.

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