Biden’s First Year in Foreign Policy: A Review
February 11th, 2022 12:00PM -1:00PM
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Stepping into the White House in January 2021, President Joe Biden promised that he would work to restore America’s reputation abroad and mend relationships damaged during the Trump presidency. His foreign policy inbox has been challenging–from facing an ever more assertive China to the chaotic withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan and now the looming threat of another Russian invasion of Ukraine. Join the World Affairs Council on Friday, February 11 from 12:00-1:00pm PST as we take a look back at the administration’s first year with Bruce Stokes, visiting senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund, and Kori Schake, senior fellow and the director of foreign and defense policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute.
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About the Speakers
Bruce Stokes is the executive director of the Transatlantic Task Force: Together or Alone? Choices and Strategies for Transatlantic Relations for 2021 and Beyond. Previously, he was the director of Global Economic Attitudes at the Pew Research Center in Washington, DC, and is a former international economics columnist for the National Journal, a Washington-based public policy magazine. He is also a former senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.
From 2010-2012 Stokes was a senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund. He was the author of the 2009 Transatlantic Trends survey, and two task force reports: The Case for Renewing Transatlantic Capitalism, and A New Era for Transatlantic Trade Leadership.
In 1987 and again in 1989, Stokes was a Japan Society Fellow, living in and reporting from Japan. In 1997, he was a member of President Clinton's Commission on United States-Pacific Trade and Investment Policy and he wrote its final report, "Building American Prosperity in the 21st Century."
He is co-author of the book America Against the World: How We Are Different and Why We Are Disliked (Times Books, 2006), and co-author of numerous Pew Global Attitudes Surveys.
In 2006, Stokes was honored by the Coalition of Service Industries for his reporting on services issues. In 2004, he was chosen by International Economy magazine as one of the most influential China watchers in the U.S. press. In 1995, he was picked by Washingtonian Magazine as one of the "Best on Business" reporters in Washington. In 1989, Stokes won the coveted John Hancock award for excellence in business and economics reporting for his series on the impact of the rising yen on the Japanese economy.
Stokes is a graduate of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, the School for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and attended the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University.
Kori Schake is a senior fellow and the director of foreign and defense policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI).
Before joining AEI, Dr. Schake was the deputy director-general of the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London. She has had a distinguished career in government, working at the US State Department, the US Department of Defense, and the National Security Council at the White House. She has also taught at Stanford, West Point, Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, National Defense University, and the University of Maryland.
Dr. Schake is the author of five books, among them “America vs the West: Can the Liberal World Order Be Preserved?” (Penguin Random House Australia, Lowy Institute, 2018); “Safe Passage: The Transition from British to American Hegemony” (Harvard University Press, 2017); “State of Disrepair: Fixing the Culture and Practices of the State Department” (Hoover Institution Press, 2012); and “Managing American Hegemony: Essays on Power in a Time of Dominance” (Hoover Institution Press, 2009).
She is also the coeditor, along with former Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, of “Warriors & Citizens: American Views of Our Military” (Hoover Institution Press, 2016).
Dr. Schake has been widely published in policy journals and the popular press, including in CNN.com, Foreign Affairs, Politico, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. She is a contributing writer at The Atlantic and War on the Rocks.
Dr. Schake has a PhD and MA in government and politics from the University of Maryland, as well as an MPM from the University of Maryland School of Public Policy. Her BA in international relations is from Stanford University.