Choices: American Leadership & Multilateralism
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Choices: American Leadership & Multilateralism

Our final week of the Choices Election Issues Series will focus on American Leadership and Multilateralism. Oona A. Hathaway is the Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law and Counselor to the Dean at the Yale Law School. Brian Ellison of KCUR will moderate the program. The program will take place on Tuesday, October 27 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. CT. All Choices series events will take place digitally on the Zoom platform.

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When: Tuesday, October 27, 2020
6:30-7:30 p.m. CT
Where: Zoom
United States
Contact: Evan Verploegh

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About the Speaker

Oona A. Hathaway is the Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law and Counselor to the Dean at the Yale Law School. She is also Professor of International Law and Area Studies at the Yale University MacMillan Center, on the faculty at the Jackson Institute for International Affairs, and Professor of the Yale University Department of Political Science. She has published more than twenty-five law review articles, and she is the co-author of The Internationalists: How a Radical Plan to Outlaw War Remade the World (with Scott Shapiro).



About the Moderator
Brian Ellison is host/contributor at KCUR, where he is the primary substitute host of Up to Date, a daily public affairs talk show, and host of many live community events. He is also a substitute newscaster and the station's election night anchor. From 2015 to 2019, he hosted the award-winning political podcast Statehouse Blend Missouri. Brian's work as a host has been recognized by the Religion News Association and the Kansas City chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. His reporting has included numerous appearances on NPR's Here and Now, KCPT's Kansas City Week in Review, and NPR election night coverage.  An ordained minister, Brian is also executive director of a national non-profit organization, the Covenant Network of Presbyterians, and a regional administrator for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). He and his partner Troy are dads to two dogs, the affable Charlie and the recalcitrant Willoughby.

The cost of admission is donation-based, with a suggested $20 donation for individual programs, and $100 for access to all 8 Choices Election Series programs. Students and those experiencing financial hardship are welcome to register for a complimentary ticket. 


Program Materials
(Provided by the Bertelsmann Foundation)

How to Fix Democracy Podcast
- with Norm Eisen
- with Michael Ignatieff


Sustaining Conversation Sponsor

Cyprienne Simchowitz and Jerry White

Educational Partner


Sustaining Conversation Sponsor

Kathie Allison

Honorary Consuls Karen Nielsen, Sharon Valasek, & Dr. Judith Vogelsang


Supporting Series Sponsor

Nancy C. Messer


About the Choices Election Issues Series
The 2020 presidential election will present the American people with consequential choices around international challenges and the future of U.S. foreign policy. In the eight weeks leading up to November 3, the International Relations Council will offer a series of insightful conversations with notable experts on foreign policy issues relevant to this year’s election and what comes next. Rather than advocate a particular approach or outcome, the nonpartisan Choices series will serve to inform voters through a presentation of historical context and a detailed examination of the foreign policy platforms of the major-party candidates. We welcome diverse perspectives and encourage the community to join us in meaningful discourse around these issues of global importance.


For series or topic sponsorship information,
please contact Matthew Hughes.