Open Cities, Closed Borders: A Response to Globalization

Carl Bildt, Former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Sweden; Helen Clark, Former Prime Minister of New Zealand; Former Administrator, United Nations Development Programme; Eduardo Paes, Former Mayor, Municipality of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; John Tory, Mayor, City of Toronto, Canada; Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times. Moderated by Ivo H. Daalder.

Chicago Forum on Global Cities 2017: Opening Program

How do we balance the tension between progressive urban policies and increasingly insular national agendas? How can global cities decrease the growing divide between cities’ and regional populations? How can collective action among a nation’s cities transform their national policies on issues such as immigration, climate, and trade? Are the urban elite out of touch with today’s realities?

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5:30 p.m.
Registration and reception (Columbus Avenue entrance)

6:30 p.m.
Discussion and Q&A (Rubloff Auditorium)

8:00 p.m.
Opening Dinner and Night Owl Cocktails (Griffin Court)

10:00 p.m.

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