Radcliffe Day 2018 opens with a panel titled "Toward a New Global Architecture? America's Role in a Changing World." In 2009, then–Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton outlined a vision for a global architecture "in which states have clear incentives to cooperate and live up to their responsibilities, as well as strong disincentives to sit on the sidelines or sow discord and division." Nearly a decade later, the United States is still grappling with complex questions about its role in global affairs.
Nicholas Burns (10:29), the Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations at Harvard Kennedy School and a career diplomat who served as US ambassador to NATO and undersecretary of state for political affairs, moderates a discussion exploring these issues. The panel features the foreign policy experts Michèle Flournoy '83, David Ignatius '72, Meghan O'Sullivan, and Anne-Marie Slaughter JD '85.
Introduction by Lizabeth Cohen, dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and the Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies at Harvard University