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Ebola: Anatomy of a Global Outbreak

Nearly 5,000 deaths from Ebola have been confirmed worldwide and the alarming rate of new cases in West Africa is challenging existing strategies for controlling infectious disease. On November 19, an expert panel discusses the current outbreak and what can be done to prepare for future pandemics.

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Global Security

Join us for these upcoming events with , Foreign Policy's David Rothkopf and the Wall Street Journal's Bret Stephens, as they examine global 

security challenges and how the United States can balance an active role in world affairs with pressing needs at home. 

Spotlight on2014 Chicago Council Survey

China's Changing Landscape

As China liberalizes its state-oriented economy and reforms its party politics, the ambitions of everyday Chinese citizens are changing dramatically—with important ramifications for the global economy. Join us for the continuation of the fall series on China. 

Global Agriculture

Film Series: The Last Hunger Season

Explore a year in the life of Africa's smallholder family farmers with a new multi-part film series from Senior Fellow Roger Thurow.

Global Immigration

Holding Steady: Public Opinion on Immigration

The “surge” of Central American minors crossing the US-Mexico border has not changed long-term trends in public opinion improving on immigration according to a newly released report of Chicago Council Survey findings.

Vision and Disruption: Brad Keywell on the Entrepreneurial Journey

Groupon cofounder and Chicago Ideas Week cochairman Brad Keywell explores leadership, failure, and entrepreneurship.

Thursday, November 06, 2014
05:30 pm

151 W. Adams St.
JW Marriott Chicago
Chicago, IL 60603

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Vision and Disruption: Brad Keywell on the Entrepreneurial Journey

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