An Evening with the Honorable Chuck Hagel

The Honorable Chuck Hagel, Former U.S. Senator and Chairman, The Atlantic Council

Chuck Hagel, Secretary, US Department of Defense

The recent revolutions in the Arab world that began in Tunisia and Egypt have irrevocably altered the strategic landscape in the Middle East and contributed to a rapidly changing dynamic for American Middle East policy. As new global frameworks are being constructed, U.S. diplomacy is now facing a far more complicated world than it did just a few months ago. How does the U.S. balance its pursuit of stability in the Middle East while supporting democratic movements taking place throughout the region? Join The Chicago Council and former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel as he discusses his perspective on America’s priorities as the Arab autumn sets in and where the country’s foreign policy strategy should be headed in the Middle East and beyond.

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