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.
Heidi Crebo-Rediker, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; Ivo H. Daalder, President, Chicago Council on Global Affairs; Robert Kagan, Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution; Columnist, The Washington Post. Moderated by Paul Smyke.
David Axelrod, Director, Institute of Politics; former Senior Advisor to the President, White House; Alex Castellanos, Chairman and Founding Partner, Purple Strategies; Ivo H. Daalder, President, Chicago Council on Global Affairs; Dina Smeltz, Senior Fellow, Public Opinion and Foreign Policy
Clive Christison, VP, Supply & Optimization for Fuels, BP North America; Sarah Herda, Artistic Director, Chicago Architecture Biennial; Director, Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts; Brian Lee, Design Partner, Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill LLP; Andrés Mendoza Peña, Principal, Strategy, Marketing, and Sales Practice, A.T. Kearney, Inc. Moderated by Noah Toly.
Elizabeth Dozier, Managing Director, Chicago Beyond; Former Principal, Christian Fenger High School, Chicago; Claudio Orrego, Governor, Metropolitan Region of Santiago, Chile; Anne-Marie Slaughter, President and CEO, New America; Dorothee Stapelfeldt, Minister for Urban Development and Housing, Hamburg, Germany. Moderated by Edward Luce.
Christiane Hajj, Executive Director, Fundación Centro Histórico; Executive Director, Violence Prevention Program, Carlos Slim Foundation; Robert Muggah, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Cities; Michael A. Nutter, Distinguished Fellow, Global Cities; Abi Williams, President, The Hague Institute for Global Justice. Moderated by Edward Luce.
Ricky Burdett, Director, LSE Cities; Peter Kudryavtsev, Founding Partner, Citymakers; LaMar Hasbrouck, MD, MPH, Executive Director, National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO); Helle Søholt, Founding Partner & CEO, Gehl Architects ApS. Moderated by Edwin Heathcote.