(photo credit: Steven Clemons)
I am participating in an excellent two day forum in Chicago organized by the Global Business Policy Council of A.T. Kearney. On Thursday, A.T. Kearney, Foreign Policy magazine, and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs will be releasing an interesting new study titled “The 2008 Global Cities Index” that I’ll be commenting on later.
But as part of the time here, we had dinner at the Art Institute of Chicago — in what was the rebuilt floor of the old Chicago Stock Exchange.
Financial Times chief economics commentator Martin Wolf and I did a wandering tour together of the Institute’s European collection — and found ourselves both overwhelmed by this Rembrandt, Old Man with a Gold Chain.
But about the photo above. I took it.
This is Dianne Feinstein speaking at a dinner at Restaurant Nora organized by my New America Foundation colleague and blogger friend Jeffrey Lewis (aka Arms Control Wonk) on nuclear strategy and non-proliferation. To the left of Senator Feinstein is Morton Halperin, and in the foreground Arnold Kanter.
While I don’t consider this great art, it seemed art-tilting — and just wanted to share it.
— Steve Clemons