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?
James Coleman, Partner and Senior Managing Director, Chicago Office, Accenture; Penny Pritzker, Founder and Chairman, PSP Partners; Former US Secretary of Commerce; Juan Salgado, Chancellor, City Colleges of Chicago. Moderated by Edward Alden.
Ghian Foreman, Executive Director, Greater Southwest Development Corporation; Karl Friedhoff, Fellow, Public Opinion and Asia Policy; Marisa Novara, Vice President, Metropolitan Planning Council; Tim Swanson, Chief Design Officer, Skender. Moderated by Taylor Marr.
Ivo H. Daalder, President, Chicago Council on Global Affairs; Alina Polyakova, David M. Rubenstein Fellow—Foreign Policy Program, Center on the United States and Europe, Brookings Institution; Strobe Talbott, Distinguished Visitor, Buffett Institute for Global Studies; Distinguished Fellow in Residence, Brookings Institution. Moderated by Jordan Gans-Morse.
Anand Shah, Senior Advisor, Albright Stonebridge Group; Senior Vice President, Ola; Varun Sivaram, Philip D. Reed Fellow for Science and Technology, Council on Foreign Relations; Karen Weigert, Senior Fellow, Global Cities