CFR to Convene Foreign Policy Forums for 2020 Primary Season

January 23, 2020

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As voters across the country head to the polls for presidential election primaries and caucuses, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) will cohost four public nonpartisan events with universities in pivotal states. The forums will feature former government officials from Republican and Democratic administrations discussing issues central to U.S. national security that are of particular interest to each local community.

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“As Americans choose their next president, CFR can serve as a resource to help them understand the international issues at stake in the election,” said CFR President Richard N. Haass. “These events will offer informed analysis of the global forces shaping our world today and how those issues affect citizens where they live.”

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The Election 2020 U.S. Foreign Policy Forums will take place on the following campuses in advance of each state’s primary and will be livestreamed to the public:

University of New Hampshire (Durham, NH)

Thursday, January 30

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The University of Texas at San Antonio (San Antonio, TX)

Wednesday, February 12

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Wayne State University (Detroit, MI)

Monday, February 24

Florida International University (Miami, FL)

Wednesday, March 4

Please visit www.cfr.org/election2020/forums for additional information. Media interested in attending campus events should contact communications@cfr.org to register.

CFR’s Election 2020 resources include candidates’ responses to a foreign policy questionnaire, a tracker of the candidates’ stated foreign policy positions, a podcast series offering differing views on challenges confronting the United States, video explainers that clarify common misconceptions about issues such as tariffsautomation, and foreign aid, and events with presidential candidates. Foreign Affairs is also running a series of articles by the candidates and will soon launch a special newsletter, On the Ballot.

In addition, CFR offers a suite of programs and resources for educators and students to interact with CFR experts, join the debate on foreign policy, and learn more about global issues.

The Election 2020 project was made possible in part by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York.

For more information, or to interview an expert, please contact the Global Communications and Media Relations team at 212.434.9888 or communications@cfr.org.

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