American foreign policy stands at a crossroads. Confronted with authoritarian rivals, a global pandemic, and turmoil at home, the United States faces a critical choice about its future role in the world. As the 2020 election approaches, the UVA Democracy Initiative's Democratic Statecraft Lab will host a webinar event to grapple with these questions.
At 1 p.m., New America's Anne-Marie Slaughter and Harvard's Stephen Walt face off in a debate about America's role in the world.
At 2 p.m., NPR's Mary-Louise Kelly will discuss challenges from Russia with Michael McFaul, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia.
The event will be hosted by Todd Sechser, professor of politics and director of the Democratic Statecraft Lab, and will conclude at 3 p.m.