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American Isolationism: Is it a Myth or a Reality?

The Chicago Council releases its 40th anniversary survey of Americans thoughts on foreign policy issues. An expert panel discusses the results, what it means for the future of U.S. policy, and what policymakers should learn from the public.

Date & Time

Sep. 15, 2014
12:30pm – 1:45pm

Location

6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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American Isolationism: Is it a Myth or a Reality?

Journalists, policymakers, and pundits are once again debating whether Americans have turned away from the world. Officials from both sides of the aisle warn about an “isolationism dictated by the past.”

Contrary to this conventional view, new survey results from The Chicago Council on Global Affairs show most still want the U.S. to play an active role in the world.

As global troubles brew in Iraq, Syria and Ukraine, what kind of foreign policy do Americans want? What do they see as the most effective ways to achieve US foreign policy goals?

Join us for the release of The Chicago Council’s 40th anniversary survey of Americans on foreign policy issues.

Our expert panel will discuss the data, what it means for the future of US policy, and what policymakers should learn from the public.

Download the Survey Results>>>>>

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