In a democracy, a nation’s foreign policy must reflect the interests and values of the nation. A nation’s actions abroad can only succeed with the support of its citizens. But oftentimes in the United States, there can be a disconnect in how the foreign policy interests of the nation and the domestic interests of states are communicated and understood. To better understand how foreign policy and state’s interests intersect, the Wilson Center is delighted to welcome Governor Asa Hutchinson in conversation with Mark Kennedy and Lauren Herzer Risi.
Governor Hutchinson is completing his second term as Governor of the state of Arkansas and brings a wealth of experience to his role and to our conversation. Prior to being governor, he was a US attorney, US Congressman, the administrator of the US Drug Enforcement Administration and the first undersecretary for border and transportation security at the United States Department of Homeland Security.
International affairs intersect with every corner of each US state differently. The first in a series of discussions with US governors from both sides of the aisle, this promises to be an illuminating conversation.
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Governor Asa Hutchinson
Lauren Herzer Risi
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