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Thank You Event for President's Club and Leadership Members

Join us in-person or virtually to reconnect with familiar faces, meet new peers, and engage with Council President Ivo Daalder and fellow experts to share what’s in store for 2022 both abroad and at the Council.
Ivo H. Daalder
Elizabeth Shackelford
Date and Time
Doors Open: 4:00 pm CST
Chicago Council Conference Center (130 E Randolph Street) and Zoom


  • Member $0
This is a hybrid event, meaning there is an opportunity for President’s Club and Leadership members to attend in person. Interested in increasing your support to the $1,000 President's Club level to attend? Contact Elizabeth Turcza at or 312-821-7538.

About This Event

Despite the global challenges of the last 18 months, the support and engagement of our President’s Club and Leadership members have remained unwavering and sustained us. As the Council enters its second century, we are optimistic about the next 100 years thanks to your continued partnership. From all of us — thank you, we’ve missed you, and we’re thrilled to see you!

Join us in person or virtually for a thank you event held in our upgraded Conference Center to reconnect with new and familiar faces, learn about our Centennial plans with Council President Ivo Daalder, and engage in conversation with fellow experts on the major global events that shaped 2021 and what risks and opportunities lie ahead for 2022.


We’re pleased to allow a select number of President’s Club and Leadership members into our Conference Center. Space is limited. Confirm your registration today! For those choosing to attend in person, this event will require specific safety measures. Please review these measures upon registration.

Event Schedule

Time Agenda
4:00 pm CST Registration and bar opens; Conference Center tour available at this time
4:30 pm Welcome and introductory remarks
4:40 pm Panel discussion and audience Q&A
5:30 pm Program adjournment
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, US Foreign Policy
Council staff Elizabeth Shackelford
Elizabeth Shackelford, former career US diplomat, joined the Council in January 2021. Her work focuses on building awareness and understanding of a "restraint" approach to foreign policy, which seeks to limit the use of military force to the defense of core US national security interests and favors robust diplomatic engagement.
Council staff Elizabeth Shackelford