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Global Turbulence and the 2020 Election
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Richard Haass, David E. Sanger
Wed, May 27th, 2020 | 6:30 pm
(Members $38)

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In recent years, American foreign policy has had to contend with a revived nuclear and missile buildup in North Korea and Iran, war and a refugee crisis in Syria, cyber-attacks from Russia and other adversaries, a Middle East defined by instability, a trade war and growing competition for power and influence across the board with China, populism and a refugee crisis in South America, and the creeping effects of climate change. How will these and other challenges affect the 2020 election—and what is the victor in that election likely to inherit?

Richard Haass is president of the Council on Foreign Relations and the author of The World: A Brief Introduction. David E. Sanger, a national security correspondent and a senior writer at the New York Times, is the author of The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age.


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