Just as rival nations have risen to test the dominance of America’s “hard power” capabilities, it now faces growing competition in the realm of “soft power.” Is the United States losing its edge in the global battle for ideas and influence?
Katerina Eva Matsa, Associate Director, Journalism and Media, Pew Research Center; Colin McMahon, Senior Vice President, Editorial Operations, Tronc Chicago Tribune; María Ramírez, Co-Founder, Politibot; Resident Fellow, Institute of Politics, University of Chicago. Moderated by Jay Strubberg.
Angela Lee, Mechtchild Esser Nemmers Professor of Marketing, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University; Paul Schickler, Former President, DuPont Pioneer; Vivian Lin Thurston, Partner and Portfolio Manager, William Blair. Moderated by Phil Levy.
Dina Esfandiary, International Security Program Research Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School; Ariane Tabatabai, Associate Political Scientist, RAND Corporation; Adjunct Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security. Moderated by Brian Hanson.
Mary Nichols, Chair, California Air Resources Board; Michael Greenstone, Director, Energy Policy Institute, Becker Friedman Institute; Milton Professor in Economics; University of Chicago. Moderated by Juliet Eilperin.
Karlyn Bowman, Senior Fellow, Public Opinions and Polls, American Enterprise Institute; Ivo H. Daalder, President, Chicago Council on Global Affairs; Dina Smeltz, Senior Fellow, Public Opinion and Foreign Policy; Colin Dueck, Jeane Kirkpatrick Visiting Scholar, American Enterprise Institute. Moderated by Danielle Pletka.
Jennifer Cafarella, Director of Intelligence Planning, Institute for the Study of War; Frederick W. Kagan, Resident Scholar and Director, Critical Threats Project, American Enterprise Institute; Kimberly Kagan, Founder and President, Institute for the Study of War; Katherine Zimmerman, Research Fellow, American Enterprise Institute. Moderated by Cécile Shea.
Sheila Bair, Former President, Washington College; Former Chair, FDIC; Henry M. Paulson, Jr., Founder and Chairman, The Paulson Institute; Former US Secretary of the Treasury. Moderated by David Westin.