About This Event
From its birth in 1922 as a worldly outpost in a provincial hotbed of isolationism, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs has helped Chicagoans understand the importance of US global engagement. The Council led the great debate over American participation in World War II and has since driven discussions over the nation’s role in the world. For part two of our Century of Global Leadership series, renowned historians will explore the role and recurrence of isolationism in American political discourse and foreign policy and the parallels that can be drawn from our nation’s past to our current and future global outlooks.
- Clashing over Commerce: A History of US Trade Policy by Douglas A. Irwin
- Isolationism: A History of America's Efforts to Shield Itself from the World by Charles Kupchan
- Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World by Margaret MacMillian
About the Event Series
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs celebrates its centennial anniversary in 2022. For 100 years the Council has guided the way Chicago thinks about its place in the world and how the world engages with Chicago. As we prepare to launch the Council’s second century, we will reflect on key themes and pivotal periods that shaped its first. Join us to hear from leading historians and foreign policy analysts, people who were in the room, and leaders who changed the world.