The Next President: A World of Challenges

The Next President: A World of Challenges

America Abroad joined CNN as a media partner at a bipartisan roundtable discussion to assess the US foreign policy challenges confronting the next American president. The roundtable featured five former Secretaries of State – Madeleine K. Albright, James A. Baker, III, Warren Christopher, Henry Kissinger, and Colin L. Powell.

This important discussion entitled “The Next President: A World of Challenges” took place as the general election campaign swings into high gear, and the presidential candidates and the world focus on complex global issues ranging from violent extremism, the global economy, and climate change. Secretaries Albright, Baker, Christopher, Kissinger and Powell’s offered their unique insight over the future direction of American global leadership and the role of diplomacy.  

The event was hosted by The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs and School of Media and Public Affairs, Center for a New American Security, Rice University’s James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, and The City College of New York’s Colin Powell Center for Policy Studies. Cooperating as media partners, America Abroad and CNN co-produced the event, moderated by Frank Sesno, director of GW’s Public Affairs Project and CNN special correspondent, and Christiane Amanpour, CNN chief international correspondent.