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America Alone: The Consequences of an America First Foreign Policy

February 12, 2019

The United States’ leadership has drastically changed over the past two years: the United States has abandoned the Paris Climate Accords, the Iran nuclear deal, the North American Free Trade Agreement, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership to name a few major changes. President Trump’s first two years in office have sent the message that America is no longer interested in supporting our traditional allies and friends. Instead, U.S. policy is to put America first whenever possible.

James Lindsay, the Senior Vice President and Director of Studies at the prestigious Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), will join the Cleveland Council on World Affairs for a Foreign Policy Forum to discuss America’s role in today’s world. Lindsay argues that the pillars of postwar foreign policy that America has traditionally upheld, including strong alliances, open markets, and commitment to democracy, are all threatened by the current U.S. leadership. What does this shifting role in foreign policy mean for the United States? What should American allies expect from the Trump Administration in the years to come?

Copies of Lindsay’s latest book, “The Empty Throne: America’s Abdication of Global Leadership” will be available for purchase at the event.

This program is made possible, in part, by the Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.Β 


5:30 PM Reception

6:00 PM Program begins

6:45 PM Q&A

7:15 PM Program concludes

Admission:Β Non-Members $10; Members $5; Students FREE

Location: The Union Club, Wedgwood Room. 1211 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115.

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