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2018 Socrates Chicago Salon

Socrates Salons include a public panel and reception on Friday night, and a day-long seminar on Saturday (8:30 am – 4:00 pm). Hosted in partnership with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the Chicago Salon will consider American values in a global age and the country’s changing role on the international stage.

American Values in a Global Age

Democracy, free enterprise, and egalitarianism are central to America’s self-identity. Emerging from the Cold War as the sole superpower the United States has confidently projected these values across the world through its culture, commerce, diplomacy, and military. But in recent years the U.S. has appeared to retreat from global leadership and waver in defense of its ideals. The rise of rival powers and the disruptive effects of globalization have also heightened the appeal of alternate ideologies. How is America viewed from abroad today, and what factors influence these attitudes? If America loses its appetite to lead, whose values will shape the world?
Saturday Seminar
8:30 am – 4:00 pm

The seminar will be moderated by Evelyn Farkas, Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia.

Friday Panel & Reception
4:45 pm – 7:00 pm

The Friday panel will feature Evelyn Farkas, Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council; Reuben Brigety II, Dean of the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University; Brian T. Edwards, Crown Professor and Director of the Program in Middle East and North African Studies at Northwestern University; Richard Wike, Director of Global Attitudes Research at Pew Research Center. 

Event information
Fri Mar 16, 2018 - Sat Mar 17, 2018
Chicago Council on Global Affairs Conference Center
130 E. Randolph Drive
Chicago, IL