With only about a month until Election Day, it’s time to start preparing for the important foreign-policy battles that will take place in the new White House. Whether it’s the administration of Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, the country will still face an array of challenges abroad—not least a potential conflict with Russia in Syria—and the usual calls for military intervention.

For the past two years, The American Conservative has gathered some of the country’s most important foreign-policy thinkers to discuss new ways forward for U.S. foreign policy. This year, however, our third annual conference will take place at a critical juncture—exactly one week after the election.

On the morning of Tuesday, November 15 at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., we will convene to discuss “Foreign Policy in America’s Interest: Realism, Nationalism, and the Next President.” Confirmed speakers include:

  • Jim Webb, former U.S. senator and Secretary of the Navy
  • Andrew Bacevich, author of America’s War for the Greater Middle East
  • James Pinkerton, Fox News contributor
  • Robert W. Merry, author of books on American history and foreign policy
  • Dimitri Simes, Center for the National Interest
  • William Ruger, Charles Koch Institute
  • Christopher Layne, Texas A&M University
  • Scott McConnell, The American Conservative

I hope you’ll reserve your seat today. There is no admission fee and the conference is open to the public. But there are many costs we must bear to organize this event—and so whether or not you can attend, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to help us cover the expenses of this essential and timely program.

There may be little you can do to influence the course of the election at this late stage, but your donation will help us shape the conversation afterward.