13th annual Municipal Finance Conference


13th annual Municipal Finance Conference



9:00 am EDT - 1:45 pm EDT

Past Event

American Public Opinion and U.S. Foreign Policy: Release of the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations 2004 Global Views Survey

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

9:00 am - 1:45 pm EDT

Willard InterContinental Hotel

1401 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

In the aftermath of September 11 and the Iraq war, do Americans look at the world in a different way than they did before 2001? How do the public and elected officials view the U.S. role in the world?

The Chicago Council on Foreign Relations released a survey on the way the American public and its foreign policy leaders view world affairs and evaluate policy choices at a time of international tension and transformation.

Three panels of experts, including foreign policy scholars and public opinion specialists, discussed the results of the survey and took questions from the audience.


9:00-9:15am Check-in

9:15-10:45am Overview and Discussion of the 2004 Findings

Marshall Bouton, President, Chicago Council on Foreign Relations

Benjamin I. Page, Professor of Political Science, Northwestern University
Christopher Whitney, Director of Studies, Chicago Council on Foreign Relations

James Steinberg, Vice President and Director, Foreign Policy Studies, Brookings
Shanto Iyengar, Chair for Communications Department, Stanford University, Hoover Institution

10:45-11:00am Break

11:00am-12:15pm International Rules of the Game
Should traditional norms and international structures, especially those governing the use of force, be less restrictive to allow countries to better respond to critical threats?

Steven Kull, Director, Program on International Policy Attitudes

Norman J. Ornstein, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
Ivo Daalder, Senior Fellow, Brookings

12:15-1:45pm Buffet Lunch and Discussion: The Global U.S. Role – Policy Implications

Marshall Bouton, President, Chicago Council on Foreign Relations

Thomas Mann, Senior Fellow, Brookings
Tod Lindberg, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution and Editor, Policy Review

For more information on the Chicago Council of Foreign Relations survey, please contact Bryan Grissman. Phone: 312/821-7537