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The Makings of a Progressive Foreign Policy: A Debate Waiting to Happen

May 10 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 pm




  • Katrina vanden Heuvel, Publisher, The Nation
  • Aziz Rana, Professor of Law, Cornell Law School

Progressive activists and political leaders in the U.S. have been slow to elaborate a vision regarding foreign policy. Although anti-interventionism and support for decreases in military spending are widely shared stances on the left, they do not comprise a comprehensive foreign policy platform.

What accounts for the lack of attention toward developing a progressive foreign policy platform? What principles and policies would make up such a platform? What would a non-imperial vision of the U.S. in the world look like? What current alliances would such a platform call into question? What are the current possibilities and the substantial obstacles to advancing a contemporary progressive vision for foreign policy? What can we expect from the growing progressive wing of Congressional Democrats?

Join us on Friday, May 10 as Katrina vanden Heuvel, Publisher of The Nation, and Aziz Rana, Professor of Law at Cornell University, present their take on the potential elements and strategies of a progressive U.S. foreign policy. Steve Fraser of the New Labor Forum will moderate.


May 10
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
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