Center for US Global Engagement

Navigating a course as the world’s only super power demands that the United States employ a broad array of tools if it is to garner the respect and cooperation of other nations. Exploring the use of these tools is the work to which the nonpartisan Center for U.S. Global Engagement, a Hewlett grantee, has dedicated itself.

The Center, whose work former secretaries of state from both parties have endorsed, engages American leaders to encourage the use of nonmilitary tools such as development assistance and diplomacy as keys to the United States’ global engagement. The Center’s current project, “Impact ’08: Building a Better, Safer World,” is calling on the current presidential candidates and their advisors to elevate the role of these strategies.

To see what the candidates have to say about these issues, and the Center’s other work, visit