American Leadership and Tomorrow’s Foreign Policy Leaders

Join YPFP and the American Enterprise Institute for a robust discussion on the value of American leadership in global affairs and the role of future policymakers in US foreign policy.


A strong, bipartisan commitment to global leadership has long informed America’s foreign policy. Today, however, the imperative of US international leadership appears to resonate less with millennials.

A bipartisan report from AEI’s American Internationalism Project (AIP) concludes that America’s global leadership is crucial to the world’s security, prosperity, and freedom. To tackle increasingly complex global challenges in the future, the next generation of foreign policy leaders must be part of the larger conversation about America’s essential role in the world.

Join AEI and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy as five contributors to the AIP report discuss the value of American leadership in international affairs and answer the question: How we can connect future policymakers with this imperative?

Join the conversation on social media with #USLeads.

Note: This event will be livecast online.

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6:00 PM - Registration

6:30 PM - Panel discussion

Rudy de Leon, Center for American Progress
James Denton, World Affairs Journal
Jon Kyl, AEI, former US Senator (R-AZ)
Thomas G. Mahnken, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
Joshua Meltzer, Brookings Institution
Neena Shenai, Medtronic

David Adesnik, Foreign Policy Initiative

8:00 PM - Adjourn

April 13, 2016 at 6pm - 8pm
American Enterprise Institute
1150 17th St NW
12th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
United States
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