Geopolitics are inside baseball. Political and economic issues are complex and out of reach to most everyday people who are disengaged or rely on news sources that apply their own filter. And yet, these global issues have a profound and very real impact on those very individuals who are left behind.
EGF strives to bring complex global issues to life and to provide jargon-free, approachable content, particularly focusing on youth and disenfranchised communities who have felt largely powerless and left out of the discourse. We provide high-quality materials, often provocative and thought provoking, to engage new audiences in discussions and ultimately inspiring and empowering them to be involved. At the same time, we engage in rigorous research to provide fresh perspectives and inform foreign policy deliberations.
Our activities are centered on three main areas: Research, Outreach, and Education.
Through its independent research, EGF seeks to explore how US foreign policy could better be tailored to new global realities and the preferences of American voters. EGF publishes its findings to share these pragmatic perspectives and to inform foreign policy decision-makers.
Independent America is a multi-year research project that seeks to explore how US foreign policy could be tailored better to new global realities and to the preferences of American voters. Our unbiased and independent research shows substantially more public support for an “Independent America” worldview, a more restrained and less interventionist foreign policy.
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The US-Russia Relationship: Inevitable Adversaries?
Relationship between the United States and Russia is complex and relations between the two countries are at their lowest point since the Cold War. We explore the effects that US-Russia tensions have on key global issues such as nuclear proliferation, counterterrorism, European stability, and the geopolitics of the Middle East and Asia.
Explore the historical factors shaping the relationship between the two as we ask, where do we go from here?
America’s Role in the World: A Campaign to Raise Awareness of National Choices
This campaign was designed to raise awareness among young voters about the pressing foreign policy issues leading up to the 2016 US Presidential election. Effort focused on millennial voters, sharing information, videos, and infographics via a large-scale social media campaign. Even today, several years after this campaign was first released, information remains relevant to understanding complex issues.
EGF is working towards a world where citizens understand the complexities of geopolitics and are included in decisions that affect their daily lives. We are amplifying ideas, perspectives, and information through extensive media engagement, engaging videos, publications, and our very own None Of The Above podcast, making issues accessible and understandable.
EGF’s Podcast: None Of The Above
As the United States confronts an ever-changing set of international challenges, our foreign policy leaders continue to offer the same old answers. But what are the alternatives? In None Of The Above, EGF senior fellow Mark Hannah asks leading global thinkers for new answers and new ideas to guide an America increasingly adrift in the world.
EGF is creating opportunities for underserved, particularly youth, to have access to quality educational resources about the most pressing geopolitical issues. We produce multimedia content that is thoroughly researched and interesting to encourage learning. EGF is designing complete curricula, adapted for distance learning, for high-school students on timely but seldom covered topics of the day and provides materials free of charge to schools and teachers.
High-School Curriculum: Globalization, Robots & You
This interactive five-day curriculum is designed to engage students in topics related to globalization to arm youth with information that will help them make informed decisions about their education and future careers. Materials are free to any school, teacher, or homeschooling parent and curriculum has been adapted for virtual learning).
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Digital Revolution: Technology, Power, & You
The digital revolution has already changed how people live, work, and communicate. And it’s only just getting started. But the same technologies that have the potential to help billions of people live happier, healthier, and more productive lives are also creating new challenges for citizens and governments around the world.
Explore provocative and thought-provoking topics on how technology impacts our lives.