In his book, The Empty Throne, Ivo Daalder discusses what he sees as the greatest lurch in U.S. foreign policy since the decision to retreat back into Fortress American after World War I. What are the consequences of these changes in policy? What does it mean for the U.S. to no longer play the organizing role in global institutions, free and open markets, and to have an unquestioned commitment to democracy and human rights? Join us for this timely lecture as Ivo Daalder discusses who might fill this void and where this leaves the U.S as well as the world.
Ivo H. Daalder is president of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. He served as the US ambassador to NATO from 2009-2013. Prior to his appointment as ambassador to NATO by President Obama, Daalder was a senior fellow in foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution, specializing in American foreign policy, European security and transatlantic relations, and national security affairs.
Our Noontime lecture series is held at lunchtime on the Chicago campus. The series is free and open to all current OLLI members. Registration is required. This event will also be streamed live to our Evanston campus. Registration is required for both campuses.