The Next President: World of Challenges

Sat, 20 September, 2008 2:21pm


Five former secretaries of state from both parties discussed how they would advise the next president on a wide range of foreign policy, including relations with Russia, Iran and the Middle East. This important discussion occurred as the general election campaign swung 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 unique discussion offered valuable insight to the national debate that was underway 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, CNN and America Abroad Media broadcasted the event as a special report.