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2024 Elections: Challenges Facing U.S. Foreign Policy

2024 Election Cycle
Thu May 9

2024 Elections: Challenges Facing U.S. Foreign Policy

2024 Election Cycle
Thu May 9

2024 Elections: Challenges Facing U.S. Foreign Policy

featuring David Kramer, executive director of the George W. Bush Institute

Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CT
2024 Election Cycle

The 2024 election has ramifications that extend beyond our border. As the country approaches a Trump vs. Biden rematch, the two candidates have opposite views on foreign policy, particularly on NATO, tariffs, and China. The 2024 election will be consequential for many reasons; however, the current state of European and Eastern volatility makes foreign policy the most crucial issue. Join the Council for the International Perspective Series with George W. Bush Institute Executive Director David Kramer.

Part of the International Perspectives Series.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

David Kramer

David J. Kramer serves as the Executive Director of the George W. Bush Institute. Prior to joining the Bush Institute, he taught at Florida International University’s Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs, where he also was Senior Fellow in the Václav Havel Program for Human Rights and Diplomacy and Director for European and Eurasian Affairs.

Before moving to Miami, Kramer worked in Washington, DC for 24 years, including as Senior Director for Human Rights and Democracy with The McCain Institute for International Leadership; President of Freedom House; and Senior Transatlantic Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. Kramer also served eight years in the U.S. Department of State during the George W. Bush administration, including as Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs (responsible for Russia, Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus affairs as well as regional non-proliferation issues); Professional Staff Member in the Secretary’s Office of Policy Planning; and Senior Advisor to the Undersecretary for Global Affairs. He also was Executive Director of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy in Washington. He is author of the book, Back to Containment: Dealing with Putin’s Regime.

Kramer chairs the board of the Free Russia Foundation and serves on the board of the International Republican Institute. A native of Massachusetts, Kramer received his M.A. in Soviet studies from Harvard University and his B.A. in Soviet Studies and Political Science from Tufts University.

ABOUT THE MODERATOR

Jason Galui

Jason J. Galui is the Director for Veterans and Military Families at the George W. Bush Institute, CEO of 4 Liberty Consulting LLC, and a Professor at SMU’s Cox School of Business. He served in combat, taught at West Point, and advised in the Pentagon and two White Houses. Notably, he was Deputy Executive Secretary of the National Security Council and Senior Advisor for National Security at the Council of Economic Advisers. He holds an M.S. in Economics from The University of Texas at Austin and a B.S. in Economics from West Point. Galui is actively involved in various boards and committees. He and his wife Samantha, both combat veterans, have two teenage children. To read Galui’s full bio, click here.

  • About the event

    The 2024 election has ramifications that extend beyond our border. As the country approaches a Trump vs. Biden rematch, the two candidates have opposite views on foreign policy, particularly on NATO, tariffs, and China. The 2024 election will be consequential for many reasons; however, the current state of European and Eastern volatility makes foreign policy the most crucial issue. Join the Council for the International Perspective Series with George W. Bush Institute Executive Director David Kramer.

    Part of the International Perspectives Series.

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER

    David Kramer

    David J. Kramer serves as the Executive Director of the George W. Bush Institute. Prior to joining the Bush Institute, he taught at Florida International University’s Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs, where he also was Senior Fellow in the Václav Havel Program for Human Rights and Diplomacy and Director for European and Eurasian Affairs.

    Before moving to Miami, Kramer worked in Washington, DC for 24 years, including as Senior Director for Human Rights and Democracy with The McCain Institute for International Leadership; President of Freedom House; and Senior Transatlantic Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. Kramer also served eight years in the U.S. Department of State during the George W. Bush administration, including as Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs (responsible for Russia, Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus affairs as well as regional non-proliferation issues); Professional Staff Member in the Secretary’s Office of Policy Planning; and Senior Advisor to the Undersecretary for Global Affairs. He also was Executive Director of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy in Washington. He is author of the book, Back to Containment: Dealing with Putin’s Regime.

    Kramer chairs the board of the Free Russia Foundation and serves on the board of the International Republican Institute. A native of Massachusetts, Kramer received his M.A. in Soviet studies from Harvard University and his B.A. in Soviet Studies and Political Science from Tufts University.

    ABOUT THE MODERATOR

    Jason Galui

    Jason J. Galui is the Director for Veterans and Military Families at the George W. Bush Institute, CEO of 4 Liberty Consulting LLC, and a Professor at SMU’s Cox School of Business. He served in combat, taught at West Point, and advised in the Pentagon and two White Houses. Notably, he was Deputy Executive Secretary of the National Security Council and Senior Advisor for National Security at the Council of Economic Advisers. He holds an M.S. in Economics from The University of Texas at Austin and a B.S. in Economics from West Point. Galui is actively involved in various boards and committees. He and his wife Samantha, both combat veterans, have two teenage children. To read Galui’s full bio, click here.

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