Global Hotspots & Blindspots: The Chessboard & the Web

Wed., April 19, 2017 | 5:00 PM — 6:00 PM

International House, Assembly Hall
1414 East 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
United States

Sponsored By: Harris Public Policy, Institute of Politics, International House, Seminary Co-op Bookstore, and WiPP

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Anne-Marie Slaughter
Anne-Marie Slaughter at the April 19, 2017, event.

Please join us for a lecture with Anne-Marie Slaughter —one of Foreign Policy’s Top 100 Global Thinkers from 2009 to 2012 and the first woman to serve as Director of the State Department Office of Policy Planning— as she discusses her new book,  The Chessboard & The Web: Strategies of Connection in a Networked World.

Political leaders and diplomats have long viewed the world as a game of strategy, a chessboard where anticipating and countering the moves of other players is the key to success. But in our rapidly changing and interconnected world, this is no longer the best strategy. Slaughter argues that if we rely only on old models, we are likley to miss rich opportunities for growth and prosperity. Slaughter's lecture will explore new tools for tackling global problems in our connected world. She will also discuss that while statecraft is for governments, webcraft, the art of building specific networks to address specific problems, is for everyone—citizens, civic groups, military strategists, and business executives as well as foreign policy partners.

Free. Open to the public.

Lunch will be provided. 

RSVP here by Monday, April 17.

Book Sale & Signing:
Ms. Slaughter's new book will be available for purchase and signing via the Seminary Co-op Bookstore table immediately after the program. You can also purchase her book in advance here.

About the Speaker:

Anne-Marie Slaughter

Anne-Marie Slaughter is President and CEO of New America, former Director of Policy Planning at the U.S. State Department, and former Dean of Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Her previous books include A New World Order and Unfinished Business: Women Men Work Family, named one of the best books of 2015 by the Washington Post, the Economist, and NPR. She lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

Questions? Please contact [email protected].

Persons with disabilities who may need assistance should contact the Office of Programs & External Relations at the International House in advance of the program at 773-753-2274 or [email protected].

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