Munter Speaks on U.S. Foreign Policy with IVY
EWI CEO and President Cameron Munter spoke in New York City with over 200 participants in attendance on U.S. foreign policy in the 21st century, in collaboration with IVY, on March 22, 2016.
In a discussion focused on the U.S. foreign policy in the 21st century, President Munter, the former U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan, said that the world needed to adjust its way of thinking to the realities of the modern world. Munter argued that the 1950s should not be used as the model to which modern day America's successes and global prominence is compared. If so, he added, America would always appear to be in decline as its power in the 1950s was magnified by the fact that most of the developed world was in ruins after World War II.
Munter delivered the comments in an event moderated by IVY Co-founder Beri Meric. Tackling a range of aspects of diplomacy, Munter emphasized that diplomacy in the modern world needed to be flexible because methods of engaging with China would not necessarily work with Russia. Munter, also the former American ambassador to Serbia, highlighted the differences between how American diplomats and the military create and implement U.S. foreign policy.
The talk was followed by a lively Q&A session. Questions ranged from history's influence on current U.S. foreign policy to Munter's experience being the U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan during the capture of Osama bin Laden.
Munter later tweeted to thank IVY, "for a great discussion of diplomacy with a sophisticated audience!"