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.
Nesrine Malik, Columnist, The Guardian; Khaled Mansour, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Arab Reform Initiative; Aislinn Pulley, Cofounder, Black Lives Matter Chicago; Lucía Dammert, Professor, Universidad de Santiago de Chile. Moderated by Erol Yayboke.
Karen DeYoung, Senior National Security Correspondent, The Washington Post; Nirmal Ghosh, US Bureau Chief, The Straits Times; Philip Stephens, Associate Editor, Financial Times. Moderated by Ivo H. Daalder.
Carolyn DeWitt, President and Executive Director, Rock the Vote; Tiana Epps-Johnson, Founder and Executive Director, Center for Tech and Civic Life; Myrna Pérez, Director, Voting Rights and Elections Program, Brennan Center for Justice. Moderated by Jenny Cizner.
Steven Erlanger, Chief Diplomatic Correspondent in Europe, The New York Times; Edward Luce, US National Editor, Financial Times; Carla Anne Robbins, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations. Moderated by Ivo H. Daalder.
Barbara Bodine, Director, Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Georgetown University; Reuben Brigety, Vice Chancellor and President, Sewanee: The University of the South; Capricia Penavic Marshall, President, Global Engagement Strategies, LLC. Moderated by Ertharin Cousin.
Karen DeYoung, Associate Editor, The Washington Post; Steven Erlanger, Chief Diplomatic Correspondent in Europe, The New York Times; Susan Glasser, Staff Writer, The New Yorker. Moderated by Ivo H. Daalder.