The Biden Administration and The World: What to Expect

Elliott Experts Weigh In

New administrations always bring changes to American foreign policy – but they also inherit the world as it is, as well as the policies and relationships of the outgoing administration. There is thus always continuity and change with a new administration. In this particular transition from the administration of Donald J. Trump to that of Joseph R. Biden, at a time of such great stress on the nation, there would appear to be many changes in the offing--in philosophy and policies. Yet, there may also be much more continuity than anticipated. The world is large and the challenges that the Biden administration inherits and faces abroad are multiple and complex.

In this timely session, three leading Elliott School faculty will survey likely Biden administration policies and relations with Asia (David Shambaugh), Europe (Kimberly Morgan), and the Middle East (Marc Lynch). The panel discussion will be moderated by Ambassador Kurt Volker, MA '87, Distinguished Fellow, Center for European Policy Analysis; and Senior International Advisor, BGR Group.

 

Speakers

David Shambaugh, Gaston Sigur Professor of Asian Studies, Political Science & International Affairs and Director of the China Policy Program

Kimberly Morgan, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

Marc Lynch, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs and Director, Project on Middle East Political Science

 

Moderator

Amb. Kurt Volker, MA '87 Distinguished Fellow, Center for European Policy Analysis; and Senior International Advisor, BGR Group

 

This event is public and open to the media.