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The War in Ukraine, a Town Hall Discussion

Town Hall
Ivo Daalder and Sarah Gilbert join Council members for a town hall discussion on the latest out of Ukraine, what the future may hold for Russia and the West, and how the Council is engaging in this digital era.
a cannon fires with flames and soldiers stand in the foreground, bare trees in the background in Ukraine.
Ivo H. Daalder
Sarah Gilbert
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About This Event

When Russia invaded Ukraine in February, many predicted a short war. Nearly nine months later, the end of the conflict remains illusive with mounting casualties on both sides and increasing fears of nuclear war. As Russia faces growing international and domestic resistance and Vladimir Putin continues to pressure the West, many now ask: what’s next? 

Council President Ivo Daalder joins Chief Content Officer Sarah Gilbert to discuss what’s happened, what’s to come, and engage in a conversation with members of the Council community in-person and online. 


This is a hybrid event, meaning a select group of Council members are able to attend in person in our Conference Center. Space is limited. Not a member of the community and interested in participating? Join now.

In-person COVID-19 related safety measures will be followed.

Event Schedule

Time Agenda
4:00 pm CT Conference center doors open and networking cocktail reception begins
4:30 pm Town hall and moderated conversation begins (Zoom room opens)
4:55 pm Member community Q&A (In-person and Zoom)
5:15 pm Adjournment
About the Speakers
CEO, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
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Ivo H. Daalder served as the US ambassador to NATO from 2009 to 2013. He joined the Council as president in 2013 and took on the new role of CEO in 2023. Previously, he was a senior fellow in foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution and served as director for European affairs on President Bill Clinton’s National Security Council. He is the author or editor of 10 books.
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Sarah Gilbert
Former President and Chief Content Officer
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Sarah Gilbert joined the Chicago Council on Global Affairs as its first chief content officer and later became president and chief content officer. She led the Council’s strategy to develop and distribute digital current affairs content across products and platforms to engage larger, younger, and more diverse audiences in Chicago and nationwide.
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