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Prioritizing America’s Future: Presidential Candidates’ Views on Foreign Policy and National Security

Nov 5, 2015 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Registration is now closed. For information, please contact Amiena Mahsoob at 412-281-7973, or email amiena@worldpittsburgh.org.  

International Student Summit

Thomas M. Sanderson
Center for Strategic and International Studies

Hosted by Thomas Jefferson High School

educationslider_sanderson2Over 22 Republicans and Democrats have entered the race to be the next President of the United States. Each comes with a different understanding of the role the United States plays around the world, sparking much debate and criticism. As the 2016 election draws nearer, presidential candidates are developing their foreign policy and national security platforms. What are the biggest threats now and in the future, and how should the United States respond? How should candidates prioritize their responses to foreign policy crises?

To better understand how current crises will impact this election cycle, this event will feature guest speaker Thomas M. Sanderson, Director and Senior Fellow of the Transnational Threats Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Prior to the event, students will be assigned the role of a national security or foreign policy advisor for a particular candidate and will be challenged to research specific issues affecting U.S. policy. Following the speaker’s remarks, students will participate in a moderated Q&A and have the opportunity to engage in a larger discussion from the perspective of their assigned role.

This is a free event. Confirmation materials will be sent by email prior to the event.

Registration is now closed. For information, please contact Amiena Mahsoob at 412-281-7973, or email amiena@worldpittsburgh.org.  

sandersonThomas M. Sanderson is the Director and Senior Fellow of the Transnational Threats Project at the Center for Strategic & International Studies, a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. where he investigates terrorism, transnational crime, global trends, and intelligence issues. He has conducted field research in more than 60 countries and has authored or coauthored 15 reports, as well as opinion pieces, debates, and articles in several well-known news publications. He leads a multiphase study of emerging trends in terrorism covering South Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. He also serves as a course instructor and consultant for the U.S. government and the private sector on terrorism, geopolitics, and global threats.

 

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