Socrates New York Salon and Reception
November 4th and 5th
Socrates salons include an evening reception and public panel followed by a day-long seminar the next day (8:30 am – 4:00 pm). Participants can register to attend both the reception and day-long seminar ($250). Please contact us directly at [email protected] if you are interested in joining the Friday reception.
Do Financial Sanctions Work?
Examining their History, use in Geopolitics, and Future
For decades, financial sanctions have been used to achieve a range of global national security and foreign policy goals. This salon will look at the history of financial sanctions, how they have evolved over time, and their effectiveness. Do they work? Do they serve as a deterrent? Can they coerce a bad actor into changing behavior, or are they simply punitive? What are the metrics that define success in sanctions? This salon will examine these questions and will look at past and current case studies to determine the effectiveness of sanctions regimes. It will also discuss ongoing global national security threats (e.g. Russia, China, Iran), whether sanctions (if applicable) are working, what they might need to be successful, and whether [additional] sanctions could be applied to help address those threats further. Finally, the salon will be forward-looking and will discuss the prerequisites for a successful sanctions regime and the risks of sanctions overuse.
Moderated by Hagar Hajjar Chemali, political satirist, news personality, writer, commentator, and foreign policy expert.
by Hagar Hajjar Chemali, political satirist, news personality, writer, commentator, and foreign policy expert.
Friday Evening Panel & Reception
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
In partnership with UNICEF, the Socrates Program New York Salon Reception will include light appetizers and drinks. The reception will begin at 6:00 pm.