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 impact on them.
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 center on three main areas: Research, Outreach, and Education.
Through its independent research, EGF seeks to explore how US foreign policy could be tailored better 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?
What effects do 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
Designed to raise awareness among young voters about the pressing foreign policy issues leading up to the 2016 US Presidential election, efforts focused on millennial voters, sharing information, videos, and infographics via a large-scale social media campaign. Even today, the information remains relevant to understanding complex issues.
EGF works toward a world where citizens understand the complexities of geopolitics and are included in decisions that affect their daily lives. We amplify 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. 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.
We are now seeking partners to support a significant expansion of our education efforts. Over the next year, EGF plans to develop three new curricula on topics that will greatly impact the world of future generations.
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EGF x Rumie: Take a “Byte” out of Geopolitical Uncertainty
Explore these free micro-lessons (“Bytes”) to quickly get up to speed on the foreign policy and national security issues that have defined, and will continue to define, the United States and the world for years to come.
High-School Curriculum: Globalization, Robots & You
This interactive five-day curriculum engages students in topics related to globalization that will help them make informed decisions about their education and future careers. Materials are free to any school, teacher, or homeschooling parent (curriculum has been adapted for virtual learning).
Digital Revolution: Technology, Power, & You
The digital revolution has already changed how people live, work, and communicate. And it’s only getting started. But the same technologies that have the potential to help billions of people live happier, healthier, and more productive lives also create new challenges for citizens and governments around the world.
Explore how technology impacts our lives.