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Life Lessons from Congress, the Farm, and the Movies, with Dan Glickman

The former US Secretary of Agriculture discusses the principles that shaped his remarkable career and how they could be an antidote to America’s divisive politics.
Dan Glickman
Peggy Tsai Yih
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A career that spanned the entertainment industry, Congress, and cabinet-level administration gave Dan Glickman a unique perspective on America’s current political malaise. For the former secretary of agriculture, the principles guiding his life—respect, civility, and a sense of humor—are sorely missing from our political discourse, but an alternative path is still possible. Glickman joins the Council’s Peggy Yih to discuss why even amidst a crisis of partisanship, he still believes America is a land of optimism and opportunity.

Copies of Dan Glickman’s new book, Laughing at Myself: My Education in Congress, on the Farm, and at the Movies, are available from our book retail partner, The Book Cellar.

About the Speakers
Distinguished Fellow, Center on Global Food and Agriculture
Council expert Dan Glickman
Dan Glickman is a distinguished fellow in the Center on Global Food and Agriculture at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, having co-chaired the Center for nearly a decade. Currently, he's a senior counselor and chair of the International Advisory Board at APCO Worldwide; senior advisor to the US Global Leadership Coalition; and lead director of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME Group).
Council expert Dan Glickman
Managing Director, Center on Global Food and Agriculture
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Peggy Tsai Yih is the managing director of the Center on Global Food and Agriculture at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. She joined the Council in 2020. Previously, she led blue-ribbon advisory panels to address complex challenges in food, agriculture, and natural resources for more than 14 years at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Washington, DC.
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