As an organization, we have spent the last ten years working to bridge divides – between Republicans and Democrats, between the United States and the rest of the world – on some of the toughest national security challenges facing the United States.
However, recent events both at home and abroad, including a series of national elections, have revealed an even greater divide between national capitals and their publics, especially on issues tied to foreign policy and trade.
This disconnect is the driving force behind our new, ambitious nation-wide program in partnership with the Global Public Policy Institute in Berlin, Germany called “Across the Pond, In the Field” (APIF).
Our plan is simple – to take CNAS on an epic road trip across the United States to engage with new audiences and gain fresh perspectives. Over the next three years, we will be visiting 12 different cities – from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Salt Lake City, Utah – to discuss and debate some of toughest issues facing the United States and its closest allies.