Who Says this is a State – A Global Security Dialogue in Chicago, IL
On December 9, GMF’s Transatlantic Leadership Initiatives department, in partnership with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and with sponsorship from the NATO Public Diplomacy Division, hosted 35 leaders for the third in a series of five dialogues designed to engage leadership constituencies outside of Washington, DC on key strategic and security issues of the day. The dialogue that took place at the University Club in Chicago, IL, featured Ivo Daadler, President of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs; Steven Hill, Legal Adviser and Director of the Office of Legal Affairs at NATO; and Ivan Vejvoda, Senior Vice President for Programs at GMF. Daadler brought to the dialogue analysis based on decades of experience in international affairs, most recently as the US Ambassador to NATO, director of European Affairs on the National Security Council, and senior fellow in foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution. Hill shared his perspective on the volatility of boarders based both on his perspective from inside of NATO, and his experience in international law and in Kosovo working for State Department.
Vejvoda began the evening’s discussion with reflections on his personal experience of living through the breakup of a state, his native Yugoslavia—and noted that the dire consequences of the principle “might makes right” is evident not only in the former Yugoslavia but also in today's Ukraine. Panelists reflected on the return of geopolitics; security challenges that have no borders, such as extremism, terrorism, but also climate change; and the limits of international intervention. The dialogue drew thought provoking questions from the audience and showcased how security issues permeate all aspects of life, illustrating valuable leadership lessons for other professions. The dialogue in Chicago brought together the leadership constituencies of both GMF and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, providing all participants a valuable opportunity to network.
The next dialogue will take place in San Francisco on February 10, and will examine partnerships for cybersecurity. The final installment of the dialogue series will take place in Seattle on March 10 and will consider how the rise of China may impact our future. To register, please use the button below.
The Global Security Dialogues series will culminate with the Marshall Seminar on Global Security scheduled for next April in Brussels, Belgium. To register for this Seminar, please also use the link below.
Access to all Global Security Dialogues is limited to GMF leadership alumni, which includes the Marshall Memorial Fellowship, the Manfred Wörner Seminar, the Leadership Diversity and Inclusion Initiative, the Asmus Policy Entrepreneurs Fellowship, and the APSA Congressional Fellowship. Registration includes a three course meal and is non-refundable. Each alumnus may register a guest whom s/he believes will benefit from the conversation.
The Global Security Dialogues are sponsored by NATO's Public Diplomacy Division. The event is implemented in partnership with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.