The Salon Series for Thought and Discussion at the City Tavern
The Salon will meet six times over the course of 2023, to discuss, debate and consider important, indeed vital and provocative issues of the day divided between foreign policy and the state of the nation over cocktails and dinner. To foster intimate discussion between participants, speakers and the moderator attendance will be limited to 40 participants. Speakers will be highly distinguished and well know personalities from both the private and public sectors.
The format for each session will be: Cocktails 6:30pm-7pm. Dinner with speaker and discussion 7pm-8:30pm with the bulk of the evening for left for discussion.
The proposed agenda for 2023 series is:
March 9: Is America Broken? If it is, is it fixable and how can that be done in a deeply divided nation?
April 13: China – Threat, Foe, Frenemy or Misunderstood?
May 11: Russia – A New Cold War or Possibly a Hot One?
September 7: Ukraine – Frozen Conflict or Worse: Can it be Resolved or is Escalation inevitable
October 12: The Constitution – Is it still fit for purpose in a nation polarized over Guns, God, Gestation periods, Privacy and Legitimacy of Elections
November 9: Six Big Ideas for Consideration – Can the US government ever work? Can America’s societal divisions be healed? Is one solution a Chief Operating Officer for Government? Organizing government in the 21st century? Requiring members of Congress to swear or affirm each has read and understands all legislation before voting on it? Will the $1.7 trillion directed at improving infrastructure, chips, energy and environment work and if not, can this be fixed?