Free event: Domestic politics and foreign policies: interests, articulation, content and impact - Chatham House sponsored roundtable

This event will be in Zoom

Join us at our 2021 conference for this free public roundtable featuring experts on domestic politics and foreign policy. One of three free events at #BISA2021.

It has become conventional wisdom that domestic political interests, popular attitudes and movements are inserting themselves in new ways in foreign policy - from Brazil to the EU to India to the United States. But is this process different from the past ways in which domestic interests and sentiment influenced foreign policies? Is it possible that just the voices and constituencies have shifted and not the ways those have been articulated and their concrete impact on public debate over foreign policy and specific policies?

Using case studies in Europe, the Americas and Asia, this roundtable will explore three key questions: 

  1. to what extent are domestic politics shaping foreign policy decisions?
  2. to what extent is the influence of domestic politics and constituencies different then in the past? and
  3. in what ways are these trends provoking rhetorical, symbolic and – most important – substantive changes in foreign policies?  


  • Chair:  Dr Renata Dwan (Deputy Director, Chatham House)

  • ‘New India, New Foreign Policy?’ - Dr Gareth Price (Senior Research Fellow, Chatham House)
  • ‘Is European Foreign Policy Populism that Different?’ - (Dr Angelos Chryssogelos, Associate Fellow, Chatham House)
  • ‘Just Know-Nothings and John Birch-erism Updated? US Foreign Policy under Trump and the Hangover’ - Dr Christopher Sabatini (Senior Research Fellow, Chatham House)
  • ‘Brazil, Bullets, Beef and the Bible: Bolsonaro’s Politics Meet the World’ - Elena Lazarou (Associate Fellow, Chatham House)

Please note that if you are registered for the BISA conference you will automatically receive the joining instructions for this event with the rest of your conference joining information. You do not need to register here as well.

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