Vice President and Senior Fellow of Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution
“Deciphering the Political Environment”
The United States faces a difficult situation both in terms of domestic and foreign policy. At home, inflation remains stubbornly high, there are conflicts over abortion, government spending, and climate change, and people are divided about basic goals and priorities. Globally, the Ukraine War continues and there are worries about the role of China in the international system. In this talk, Darrell West of the Brookings Institution will decipher the current political environment and discuss what lies ahead for Congress and the country as a whole. He will analyze political divisions and how the nation can deal with its pressing problems.