This election season has been all about the economy. Jobs, the deficit, federal spending…these are issues that are at the forefront of many voter’s minds, and therefore, that’s what the various Republican candidates and President Obama are talking about on their stump speeches.
Now, given the state of the economy, it’s not hard to understand why these are issues are the focus of many voters, even young people. For the first time in a long time, the economic outlook for young Americans is bleaker than it has been for previous generations. And yet, our generation is the most global generation in history. We recognize that the world is interconnected, and that what happens in one corner of the world, affects us all. We also recognize that as a result of this interconnectedness, combined with our deep desire for a more just, healthy, peaceful and sustainable world, US foreign policy needs to change to reflect this reality and this aspiration.
Elections are an opportunity to chart a new path for the US role in the world. And 2012 is no exception. So amidst all of the talk about jobs and the economy, we are hosting a conference to make global issues a part of the electoral discourse. We are calling it 2012: Challenge Accepted and you can find out all about it on our dedicated website for the conference. You can also head straight to our Registration Page for the conference here if you want to register right away.
We’re excited about this opportunity but recognize it will also be a challenge. We’re up for it…are you?