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    Defining What it Means to be an American with Jose Antonio Vargas

    Jose Antonio Vargas on defining what it means to be an American at Chicago Ideas Week 2016.

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    Life's Big Questions

    What does it mean to be American? When will women earn equal pay for equal work? How can you turn an industry on its head? These six thought leaders have devoted their lives to elevating the discussion around some of life’s biggest questions.

    Abby Wambach
    FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion
    Anne-Marie Slaughter
    President & CEO, New America
    Jose Antonio Vargas
    Founder & CEO, Define American
    Sebastian Junger
    Journalist; Author, “War,” “The Perfect Storm” & “A Death in Belmont”
    Bill Burnett
    Executive Director, Stanford Design Program
    Dave Evans
    Co-Founder, Electronic Arts

    Questioning everything in life is an innate part of the human condition. Whether it’s what you want to be when you grow up, what it means to be an American or what humanity’s place is in the universe, life’s big questions can leave you feeling overwhelmed. These six thought leaders have devoted their lives to elevating the discussion around some of the most universally pressing challenges. Listen to their stories, and find out how they approach life’s greatest unknowns, one question at a time.