Ten university and college Presidents, along with multiple former White House employees and professors have signed a pledge asking that the next President of the United States be “globally engaged.”  The letter urges the President to seek out “global cooperation”  and to recognize the value of diversity in America and throughout the world.

Well known universities that have signed the pledge include Duke University, American University, and Ohio State University.  "The letter has also garnered the support of several retired politicians, including former Obama administration Undersecretary of State Maria Otero, who served under current presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, and former Democratic congressman Michael Barnes, who now advocates for gun control.“  In addition, "Edwin Truman, who was appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1998 to serve as his assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury, and Bruce Morrison, a former Connecticut congressman and classmate of Bill and Hillary Clinton” also signed the letter.