US Election Special: Rethinking Humanitarianism Episode 3

November 12, 2020

In his victory speech after being declared the winner in the US presidential election, Joe Biden said he seeks to unify, not divide: “I sought this office to restore the soul of America, to rebuild the backbone of this nation—the middle class—and to make America respected around the world again.” 

So what of that last promise? How will the Biden administration show up in the world? Is this an opportunity to reimagine US foreign policy and its humanitarian implications? 

In this episode, Rethinking Humanitarianism co-host Heba Aly speaks with Sarah Margon, director of US Foreign Policy at Open Society Foundations. Tune in as Heba and Sarah unravel the results of the election to ask: How will the Biden administration re-engage in the world’s humanitarian and multilateral systems? What can we expect to see? And how might that foreign policy be different—not only from President Trump’s, but from President Obama’s? 

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