Wide-ranging and engaging panels on climate change, national security in the upcoming decade, and the impact of foreign policy on presidential elections. Gripping conversations on the future of American diplomacy and bipartisanship with Ambassador William J. Burns and Senator Todd Young. An enthusiastic, 800-person crowd watching Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch accept the inaugural Richard G. Lugar Award on behalf of the men and women of the State Department, whose oaths to the Constitution compel them to act on behalf of the country, even when it is difficult.
America's Role in the World®, higher education's premier nonpartisan foreign policy conference, allowed for a diverse collection of experts, activists, journalists, and current and former members of the government and military with different points of view, political leanings, life experiences, and disciplines to interact in a collegial atmosphere of debate and inquiry. It was the type of experience, many participants noted, that serves as a model for the kind of political discourse the country should be striving to achieve.