According to the 2020 Chicago Council Survey, Democrats are more likely to want to cut the defense budget (43%) or maintain (32%) current spending, while Republicans want to maintain (44%) or expand (40%) defense spending. Boston University’s Andrew Bacevich and former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Christine Wormuth discuss how the United States should prioritize defense spending and where it should deploy troops and other military assets. Peter Spiegel, US managing editor of the Financial Times, media partner for the America in 2020 event series, will moderate.
The Honorable Robert O. Blake, Jr., United States Ambassador to Indonesia; The Honorable Philip S. Goldberg, United States Ambassador to the Philippines ; The Honorable Ted Osius, United States Ambassador to Vietnam; The Honorable Joseph Y. Yun, United States Ambassador to Malaysia. Moderated by Alexander Feldman.
Ambassador Eun Seok Kim, Republic of Korea (Keynote Address); Chaesung Chun, Chair, Asia Security Initiative Research Center, East Asia Institute; Professor, Seoul National University (Panelist); Seungjoo Lee, Professor, Political Science and International Relations, Chung-Ang University (Panelist); Byoung Kwon Sohn, Professor, International Relations; Director, Institute of International Studies, Chung-Ang University (Panelist) Moderated by Karl Friedhoff.
John Box, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP; John Frisbie, President, The US-China Business Council; Dali Yang, William Claude Reavis Professor in the Department of Political Science, The University of Chicago. Moderated by Phil Levy.