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.
Mr. Jean-Marie Guehenno, President and CEO, International Crisis Group; Dr. Barbara Haering, Director, econcept Inc.; Dr. Sergi Kapanadze, Director, Georgia’s Reform Associates; His Excellency Lamberto Zannier, Secretary General, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Moderated by Ivo H. Daalder.
Lina Sergie Attar, Co-founder and CEO, Karam Foundation; Cameron Hudson, Director, Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum; Gregory Maniatis, Senior European Policy Fellow, Migration Policy Institute; Adviser to Peter Sutherland, UN Special Representative for Migration; Robert Pape, Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago