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.
Steve Chapman, Columnist and Editorial Writer, Chicago Tribune; Carol Giacomo, Editorial Board, The New York Times; Gideon Rachman, Chief Foreign Affairs Commentator, Financial Times. Moderated by Ivo H. Daalder.
Gilbert Houngbo, President, International Fund for Agriculture & Development; Sigrid Kaag, Minister, Foreign Trade & Development Cooperation, Kingdom of the Netherlands; Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, CEO, African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) ; Roy Steiner, Senior VP, Food Initiative, The Rockefeller Foundation. Moderated by Ertharin Cousin.
Steven Erlanger, Chief Diplomatic Correspondent in Europe, The New York Times; Edward Luce, United States National Editor and Columnist, Financial Times; Carla Anne Robbins, Marxe Faculty Director MIA Program, School Baruch College CUNY. Moderated by Ivo H. Daalder.
Jocelyn Kelly, Founding Director, Gender, Rights, and Resilience, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative ; Dorri McWhorter, Chief Executive Officer, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago; Roya Rahmani, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the United States of America. Moderated by Katelyn Jones.