The Road Ahead for the United States in 2019
January 24, 2019
11:00am to 12:00pm

Read a summary of this discussion here.

A teleconference on challenges and opportunities facing the United States on the international stage in 2019.

Given recent foreign policy developments and decisions by the Trump administration, we will explore what U.S. global engagement may look like in the new year. Our expert panel will share their predictions for the United States’ greatest foreign policy challenges in 2019, as well as the challenges they consider most overlooked.

What are the greatest challenges and opportunities for the United States in 2019?

Listen to the full conversation below:


Ambassador Nina L. Hachigian, Deputy Mayor for International Affairs, City of Los Angeles

From 2014 to 2017, Ambassador Hachigian served as the second U.S. Ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Read more.

Mietek Boduszynski, Assistant Professor of Politics and International Relations, Pomona College

Mietek Boduszynski teaches U.S. Foreign Policy at Pomona College, and was a diplomat with the U.S. Department of State at postings in Albania, Kosovo, Japan, Egypt, Libya and Iraq. At Pomona, he also teaches courses on the Arab Spring, democracy promotion and democratization. A member of the Pacific Council, Boduszynski is an expert on the Balkans and the modern Middle East and North Africa, especially Iraq, Libya and Egypt. Read more.

Kimberly Marteau EmersonMember, Board of Directors, Human Rights Watch; Member, Advisory Board, USC Center on Public Diplomacy

Kimberly Marteau Emerson is a Pacific Council member. She worked in the Clinton administration as a senior political appointee and spokesperson for the U.S. Information Agency, now part of the State Department. Read more.


Aaron Brooks, Reading Clerk, Florida House of Representatives

Aaron Brooks is a Pacific Council member and a reading clerk at the Florida House of Representatives. Read more.

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