Goodman Theatre

170 North Dearborn Street

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“Blind Date” Play and Discussion with Goodman Theatre
Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Thursday 02/01/18 Doors open: 6:00 pm Event: 6:15 pm – 10:00 pm

Ivo H. Daalder, President, Chicago Council on Global Affairs


Before Twitter, Tinder and 24/7 news, two of history’s most enigmatic leaders—Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev—meet to halt the arms race. A crafty game of one-upmanship ensues, while their wives engage in a passive-aggressive tango over tea. This compulsively fascinating, slyly comic backstage glimpse of a 20th century landmark event.

Join the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and Goodman Theatre for a performance of Blind Date by Cuban-American playwright Rogelio Martinez, and a preview discussion on how US-Russian relations have altered since the Cold War era.


Ivo H. Daalder


President, Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Ivo H. Daalder is president of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. He served as the US ambassador to NATO from 2009-2013. Prior to his appointment as ambassador to NATO by President Obama, Daalder was a senior fellow in foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution, specializing in American foreign policy, European security and transatlantic relations, and national security affairs. Before joining Brookings in 1998, he was an associate professor at the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy and director of research at its Center for International and Security Studies. He also served as director for European affairs on President Bill Clinton’s National Security Council staff from 1995-97. Ambassador Daalder is the author and editor of 10 books and is a frequent contributor to the opinion pages of the world’s leading newspapers, and a regular commentator on international affairs on television and radio. He was educated at the universities of Kent, Oxford, and Georgetown, and received his PhD in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.





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