Millennials in U.S. Foreign Policy


A discussion of engagement with the Millennial generation and the pressing foreign policy issues of your time.


The Millennial Generation, those roughly 87 million men and women born between 1980 and 1997, now represent one-quarter of the U.S. population. With those on the leading edge of Millennials now hitting their mid-thirties, this cohort is becoming increasingly influential.

A new study from the Cato Institute finds that the end of the Cold War, 9/11, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have imprinted Millennials with a distinct pattern of foreign policy attitudes. Millennials perceive the world to be significantly less threatening than do their elders and are more likely than earlier generations to support international cooperation than the unilateral use of military force.

Dr. A Trevor Thrall and Erik Goepner recently wrote a report discussing the perspective of Millennials on global issues, foreign policy, and war, published by the Cato Institute: "Millennials and U.S. Foreign Policy: The Next Generation's Attitude toward Foreign Policy and War (and Why They Matter)."

Joining the panel will be Aaron Schumacher, the international director of branding for the Foreign Policy group and the former Vice President of Young Professionals in Foreign Policy. Through his experince in these two roles, he will be speaking from his perspective on how public facing non-profits, media organizations, and corporations are seeking to better engage with the Millennial generation on global issues.

Join YPFP for a discussion with Dr. Thrall, Aaron Schumacher, and Mr. Goepner about their research and what lies ahead for young professionals in foreign policy.

March 09, 2016 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Cato Institute
1000 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
United States
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Will Follmer

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