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Hold the Obituary: Is the U.S. Really in Decline?

June 8, 2015

In the second installment of our recap of the Wilson Center May 2015 Alumni Conference, we hear from an a-list panel of analysts addressing the question, “Is the U.S. in decline?” From the China challenge to the “rise of the rest,” America’s place in the world is being questioned from within and without. Is the American Century truly over and are its best days in history’s rear view mirror? That’s the focus of this edition of REWIND.

Helene Cooper, Pentagon Correspondent, The New York Times
John Ikenberry, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, Princeton University
Bruce Jentleson, Professor of Public Policy and Political Science, Duke University
Robert Litwak, Vice President for Scholars and Academic Relations
Mitchell Reiss, President and CEO, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Constanze Stelzenmuller, Robert Bosch Senior Fellow, Center on US and Europe, Brookings Institution