From Northern Afghanistan to the halls of the White House, Zalmay Khalilzad has had a front seat view to the tumultuous events of recent times. His steady hand has helped shaped American policy on the international stage, in the United Nations, and as Ambassador to Iraq and Afghanistan. His latest book The Envoy: From Kabul to the White House, My Journey Through a Turbulent World chronicles his experiences under three presidential administrations with candid behind-the-scenes insights. He argues that America needs an intelligent, effective foreign policy informed by long-term thinking and supported by bipartisan commitment. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad sat down with IVY in Chicago for an enlightening talk.