About This Event
For decades after World War II, the United States and the Soviet Union engaged in an ideological and geopolitical competition. The collapse of the Soviet Union, however, transformed international relations and left America as the world’s sole superpower. Debates over the appropriate US role in this new era dominated Council programming, with titans – Mikhail Gorbachev, Boris Yeltsin, Margaret Thatcher, Henry Kissinger, Colin Powell – crossing the Council stage. For part three of our Century of Global Leadership series, key analysts and leaders consider the legacy of the Cold War and how its end transformed America’s place in the world.
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.