Skip to main content

Exclusive Council Update for President's Club Members

Town Hall
Council President Ivo Daalder overviewed current global issues amid the pandemic and how the Council is impacted in this exclusive event for President's Club members.
Ivo Daalder speaking at the Council
Ivo H. Daalder
Dina Smeltz
Event Date

About This Event

In November, Americans will cast their ballots to determine the future direction of US foreign policy and the reputation of the United States abroad as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to tear through the country.

Please join the Chicago Council on Global Affairs via Zoom for a private briefing with Council President Ivo Daalder for an overview of current global issues amid the pandemic and how the Council is impacted. In addition, senior fellow Dina Smeltz will share findings from the 2020 Chicago Council Survey of American public opinion and US foreign policy. The Survey reveals that while Republicans believe one of the lessons learned from the pandemic experience is national economic self-sufficiency, Democrats believe the United States needs to cooperate more with other countries and that the supply and production of goods should be distributed among many different countries.

About the Speakers
President, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Headshot of Ivo H. Daalder
Ivo H. Daalder served as the US ambassador to NATO from 2009 to 2013 prior to becoming president of the Council. Previously, he was a senior fellow in foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution and served as director for European affairs on President Bill Clinton’s National Security Council. He is the author or editor of ten books.
Headshot of Ivo H. Daalder
Senior Fellow, Public Opinion and Foreign Policy
Headshot for Dina Smeltz
Dina Smeltz, a polling expert, has more than 25 years of experience designing and fielding international social and political surveys. Prior to joining the Council to lead its annual survey of American attitudes on US foreign policy, she served in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research at the US State Department's Office of Research from 1992 to 2008.
Headshot for Dina Smeltz