Council on Foreign Relations Election 2020 Series - U.S. Foreign Policy Forum

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Date: February 24, 2020
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Community Arts Auditorium | Map
450 Reuther Mall
Detroit, MI 48202
Category: Special Event

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How can business, labor and government collaborate to reduce poverty on regional and global bases? Will the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement benefit American workers? How will the trade war with China impact the automotive industry?

These important questions are all the more critical in an election year. As we look ahead to the primary elections, Wayne State University is proud to welcome the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) to our campus for a nonpartisan conversation where we’ll take a closer look at these and other pressing foreign policy challenges facing the candidates.

Panelists include:

  • Richard N. Haass, president, CFR; former special assistant to President George H.W. Bush, 1989–1993
  • Stephen J. Hadley, principal, RiceHadleyGatesManuel LLC; former national security advisor to President George W. Bush, 2005–2009
  • Jeh Charles Johnson, partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP; former U.S. secretary of homeland security to President Barack Obama, 2013–2017
  • Penny Pritzker, founder and chairman, PSP Partners LLC; former U.S. secretary of commerce to President Barack Obama, 2013–2017

The moderator for the panel will be  Bianna Golodryga, senior global affairs analyst at CNN.

This event is free and open to the public. Complimentary parking will be available in Structure 1. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. Please note the location for this event has moved from the Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium to the Community Arts Auditorium due to increased interest. Student ambassadors will be available to direct participants from Structure 1 parking to Community Arts. 

Unable to join us on campus Feb. 24? Visit to view a livestream of this event.

CFR is an independent organization and nonpartisan source of information and analysis on international affairs and U.S. foreign policy. For more information about CFR and its resources, please visit

The CFR Election 2020 series is made possible in part by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York.

To learn more about the foreign policy issues at play in the 2020 campaign, visit for candidates’ stances and expert analysis on international challenges facing the United States.


Krista Zegura




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