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Election 2012: The National Security Agenda

The American Enterprise Institute, the Center for a New American Security and the New America Foundation— as a part of "Election 2012: The National Security Agenda" series — on April 18 held the second of four events aimed at illuminating U.S. foreign and defense policy issues central to the 2012 presidential election. This second seminar explored America’s foreign policy relationship with new economic powerhouses in East Asia.

"Election 2012: Informing the National Security Agenda" was launched on March 15 with a kickoff discussion on America's role in the world and the strategies this might suggest for the elected commander-in-chief.

Future events include:

The National Security Budget, featuring Michele Flournoy
May 15, 2012
American Enterprise Institute, 1150 17th St NW #1100 Washington, DC

The U.S. and the Greater Middle East, keynote to be announced
July 17, 2012
New America Foundation, 1899 L St. NW #400 Washington, DC

About the Series:
This fall's presidential election comes at a critical moment for the United States and the world. The demands for U.S. leadership are substantial--particularly in the dynamic Middle East and Asia-Pacific--yet fiscal challenges are forcing reductions in American military power and defense spending, sparking new thinking about American engagement with the world. In this important election season, many Americans will look to the next U.S. president to repair the economy, but he will nonetheless inherit complicated military and diplomatic engagements and govern as commander-in-chief of the globe's most powerful nation. As a result, the discussion of national security issues must take a central role in the 2012 presidential election.

This event is the first in a series of four campaign-season seminars on the critical issues of U.S. foreign and defense policy, sponsored by AEI, the Center for a New American Security and the New America Foundation.

Event Time and Location

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
CORE: Club
66 E. 55th St.
New York City, NY 10022

Event Materials