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Date and Location

November 18, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST



​Join the Belfer Center for a conversation with Drs. Rebecca Lissner and Mira Rapp-Hooper on their new book, An Open World, which charts a new grand strategy of openness for U.S. foreign policy. The United States global leadership crisis is not a passing shock created by the Trump presidency or COVID-19, but the product of forces that will endure for decades, argue the authors. Amid political polarization, technological transformation, and major global power shifts, they write that an openness strategy would counter authoritarian competitions by preventing the emergence of closed spheres of influence, maintaining access to the global commons, supporting democracies without promoting regime change, and preserving economic interdependence. The conversation will be moderated by Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, and Prof. Graham Allison will serve as a discussant. 

Speakers and Presenters

​Dr. Rebecca Lissner, Dr. Mira Rapp-Hooper, Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, Prof. Graham Allison