Events at USIP

Soft Power in a Sharp Power World - A Bipartisan Congressional Dialogue

November 29, 2018

Global adversaries, especially states like Russia, China and Iran, use sharp power tools of coercion, disinformation and proxy campaigns to achieve their geopolitical goals and weaken Western influence. 

Former U.S. ambassadors Rep. Francis Rooney (R-FL) and Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) discussed their views on how soft power tools can and should be used to counter sharp power employed by global adversaries at USIP’s seventh Bipartisan Congressional Dialogue

Speakers:
Rep. Francis Rooney (R-FL)
19th Congressional District of Florida, U.S. House of Representatives

Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA)
8th Congressional District of Virginia, U.S. House of Representatives

Nancy Lindborg, moderator
President, U.S. Institute of Peace

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