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Chuck Hagel in Chicago to Discuss Defense Priorities

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - May 01, 2014) - U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will speak to a Chicago audience on May 6 at a public event hosted by The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the University of Chicago's Institute of Politics. He will discuss how the military will continue to meet America's challenges and threats as the country transitions from a 13-year war footing into an era of new strategic priorities and fiscal restraints. This event is open to the media and will be streamed live at Follow @Chicago Council and @UChiPolitics for updates. Advance registration is required. See instructions below.

Speaker: The Honorable Chuck Hagel, Secretary, United States Department of Defense

Date: Tuesday, May 6

Where: Fairmont Chicago, 200 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago

Press Registration: 8:15 a.m.

Event Time: 8:45 - 9:45 a.m.

**Media RSVP Required.** Advance RSVP required by 5:00 pm on May 5.

RSVP to Betsy Hushek, 312-821-7525; [email protected]

If you are interested in bringing a camera, please let Betsy know.

About The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, founded in 1922, is an independent, non-partisan organization committed to educating the public -- and influencing the public discourse -- on global issues of the day. The Council provides a forum in Chicago for world leaders, policymakers, and other experts to speak to its members and the public on these issues. Long known for its public opinion surveys of American views on foreign policy, The Chicago Council also brings together stakeholders to examine issues and offer policy insight into areas such as global agriculture, the global economy, global energy, global cities, global security, and global immigration. Learn more at and follow @ChicagoCouncil for updates.

About The University of Chicago Institute of Politics
The new, nonpartisan Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago is an extracurricular program designed to ignite in young people a passion for politics and public service. Three programs form the core of the initiative: a visiting Fellows program, where political officials, policymakers, journalists and others involved in politics and policy share their experiences with students and others over an academic quarter; an expanded set of policy and public interest internships; and a continuous series of public speakers discussing current events and political life. Since officially launching in January 2013, the IOP has presented more than 225 guest speakers, hosted more than 120 events and placed students in more than 270 internships. For more information about the Institute please visit and follow the IOP on Twitter @UChiPolitics and Facebook.

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