Pollster Andrew Kohut, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former Senator John Danforth sit down for a conversation with attendees of The Monitor Breakfast about the Global Attitudes Project's 2010 survey.
The survey is based on some 25,000 interviews conducted in 22 nations. It examines attitudes toward the United States, including confidence in President Obama and views of American foreign policy, among a wide variety of other issues.
Madeleine K. Albright
Madeleine Albright is the first woman to become a United States Secretary of State. She was appointed by U.S. President Bill Clinton on December 5, 1996, and was unanimously confirmed by a U.S. Senate vote of 99-0. She was sworn in on January 23, 1997.
Albright now serves as a Professor of International Relations at Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service. In addition to her PhD from Columbia University, she also holds Honorary Doctors of Laws from the University of Washington in 2002, Smith College in 2003, University of Winnipeg in 2005, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2007 and Knox College in 2008. Secretary Albright also serves as a Director on the Board of the Council on Foreign Relations
John Claggett Danforth is a former United States Ambassador to the United Nations and former Republican United States Senator from Missouri.
Andrew Kohut is an American pollster. Kohut currently serves as the president of Pew Research Center and director of two of Pew's sub-projects: Pew Research Center for the People and the Press and Pew Global Attitudes Project.
Kohut is a regular guest on National Public Radio and television news programs such as the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, where he presents Pew's poll results and analysis.
Former Senator John Danforth discusses a newly released Pew Global Attitudes poll showing President Obama has retained his global popularity, though his numbers dip dramatically as the issues become more concrete.
"My reading of these numbers is that while President Obama retains much personal popularity," says Danforth, "world opinion likes the idea of Obama, more than the reality of Obama."
Obama represents the HIGHEST aspirations of our collective desire for a society that offers "equal opportunity" for everyone, regardless of race, creed, or class.
Spaceship Earth is in trouble. Our ecology's crashing.
Humans are consuming the Earth like LOCUSTS:
Oceans overfished & dying from CO2 acidification,
Rivers poisoned by pollution,
Glaciers disappearing & rivers drying up,
Rainforests burned down an ACRE per SECOND!
Danforth is stuck in the past of failed slogans & empty politics.
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