What Should be America’s Role in the World?

What Should be America’s Role in the World?

6/25/22 - 7/2/22

In the summer of 2022, more than a year into President Joe Biden’s administration, we offer a “check-in” on the state of U.S. foreign policy and diplomacy, while looking historically to America’s role in the world. What is the current state of international relations, and what role is the United States playing on the global stage? How can our position be strengthened, and how in this century have our allies’ and enemies’ views of us changed? Exceptionalism, isolation, cooperation — what is the best path forward for our nation and our world?

About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. As a community, we celebrate, encourage and study the arts and treat them as integral to all of learning, and we convene the critical conversations of the day to advance understanding through civil dialogue. CHQ Assembly is the online expression of Chautauqua Institution's mission.

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What Should be America’s Role in the World?
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