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Partisanship and US Foreign Policy

Oct 2023

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tarble Room, Brown Hall

Join us for a discussion of how political affiliation impacts the American public’s views of US foreign policy and how it has changed over time, as reflected in the 2023 Chicago Council Survey.

Political polarization in US politics is at an all-time high. While this has profound effects on domestic policy, what does extreme partisanship mean for US foreign policymaking? Where do Americans differ the most on global issues? How might it impact decisions on climate change, migration, and US-China relations? Can the United States promise consistency to its allies and partners if there are large swings from one administration to the next?
This event is part of the Foreign Policy in Practice series of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) and Chicago Council on Global Affairs.


  • Dr. Zachary Cook. Assistant Professor of Politics, Lake Forest College
  • Elizabeth Shackelford, Senior Fellow, U.S. Foreign Policy, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
  • Dina Smeltz, Senior Fellow, Public Opinion and Foreign Policy, Chicago Council on Global Affairs

This event is co-hosted with the ACM and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. 

To participate in this event remotely, please click the "Zoom Link" button. 

On Campus Accessibility Accommodations:

Contact Kirsten Schramm at 847-735-5167 or at least 72 hours in advance.

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