US Foreign Policy and the 2016 ElectionVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Drinks reception: 6:30pm
The 2016 U.S. presidential election is one of the most consequential for the future of American foreign policy. Today, Americans face an increasingly complex and uncertain international environment, with major global challenges ranging from trade to the humanitarian disaster in Syria, from extremism and populism to growing inequality. And soon Americans will decide how the country should respond. They will choose between a world that is open to migrants, free trade, cosmopolitan cultures, and global engagement and one that is closed, nationalist and isolationist. Join Ambassador Ivo Daalder, President of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and former U.S. Ambassador to NATO, as he discusses the 2016 presidential election and the future of U.S. foreign policy. He will also present findings of the 2016 Chicago Council Survey of American public attitudes on America’s role in the world that will be released in early October.
Ivo H. Daalder has been President of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs since 2013. Prior to joining the council, he served as U.S. Ambassador to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization for over four years. Before his appointment to the position by President Obama in 2009, Ambassador Daalder was a Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution, specializing in American foreign policy, European security, transatlantic relations and national security affairs. Prior to joining Brookings in 1998, he was an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy and Director of Research at its Center for International and Security Studies. Between 1995 and 1997, he served on the National Security Council staff as Director for European Affairs. He is a widely-published author, most recently In the Shadow of the Oval Office: Profiles of the National Security Advisers and the Presidents they Served - From JFK to George W. Bush (with I. M. Destler) and the award-winning America Unbound: The Bush Revolution in Foreign Policy (with James M. Lindsay). Ambassador Daalder serves on the board of UI LABS, on the leadership board of the chancellor of the University of Illinois at Chicago and on the Advisory Committee of the Secretary of State's Strategic Dialogue with Civil Society, for which he also co-chairs the Global Cities Working Group. He was educated at Oxford and Georgetown universities, and received his Ph.D. in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.