Council Ranked No. 1 Think Tank to Watch

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs was ranked No. 1 “Think Tank to Watch” worldwide by the prestigious University of Pennsylvania “2015 Global Go To Think Tank Index."

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Samuel C. Scott III and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy to be Honored for Global Leadership

The Council will honor Board Member and Chicago civic leader Samuel C. Scott III and Oscar-winning Pakistani journalist and filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy at its 2016 Global Leadership Awards Dinner on April 20. Against the backdrop of today’s divisive political climate and turbulent global landscape, both of this year’s distinguished honorees represent voices of reason, inspiration, and tolerance.

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Commentary: Global Security

Ghost of European Re-Nationalism

"An inward-focused, self-absorbed European Union is a major threat to the transatlantic alliance," says Council President Ivo Daalder in a new op-ed for POLITICO Europe.

Report: Global Food and Agriculture

Food Sourcing for Future: Small Farmers, Big Retailers

Policymakers can learn about how the transformation of agricultural markets is likely to affect the poor in the developing world by studying Walmart, says a new report from the Global Food and Agriculture Program.

Strategic Deterrence in the 21st Century

Commander of US Strategic Command Admiral Cecil D. Haney discusses the latest developments in national security and how we should prepare for threats across cyberspace, nuclear, and space domains.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
12:15 pm

The Renaissance Blackstone
636 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

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Strategic Deterrence in the 21st Century

Global Economy

Don't miss this upcoming economic analysis: Australian Trade Minister Andrew Robb discusses the Asia-Pacific region's growing economic power; Luigi Zingales explores how increased security concerns, the

migrant crisis, an economic slowdown, and rising populism are affecting Europe; and Mervyn King discusses money, banking, and the future of the global economy with Vanity Fair's Bethany McLean.

Spotlight onUS Economy with Senior Fellow Phil Levy

Preview Video – 2016 Chicago Forum on Global Cities

Watch the new preview video for the 2016 Chicago Forum on Global Cities, hosted by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Financial Times. Global leaders in business, education, civics, and the arts will converge in Chicago June 1-3 for an integrated, cross-sector dialogue on the power and limitations of global cities to shape the world’s future. A reduced rate for early registration is available until March 2. To learn more about what to expect this year, watch the video and follow @ChicagoForum #GlobalCities2016.

Big issues. Big ideas. Join us June 1-3, 2016.

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The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is an independent, nonpartisan organization that provides insight – and influences the public discourse – on critical global issues. We convene leading global voices and conduct independent research to bring clarity and offer solutions to challenges and opportunities across the globe. The Council is committed to engaging the public and raising global awareness of issues that transcend borders and transform how people, business and governments engage the world.