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Connecting the World to Chicago and Chicago to the World.

Global Security

Exploring the Dark Side of the Web

This past spring, the Council hosted a series of programs examining how digital infrastructure vulnerabilities are undermining traditional notions of security and privacy. Read a summary of what we uncovered.


Top 10 Chicago Council Live Streams

The Council live streamed more than 50 programs over the last year, welcoming more than 6,600 online viewers from around the world. Watch video from our top 10 2014-15 live streamed programs.

Public Opinion

Probabilities, public opinion, and all things data-related—the Running Numbers blog is taking a look at the politics of the Iran deal, inaccurate

polling on the Greek referendum, and new Chicago Council Survey data on Americans' views of US-Cuba policy.

Spotlight onAmerican Public Opinion on Iran

  • 6 in 10

    Americans favor the framework of an agreement with Iran

    2015 Council Survey
  • 67%

    of Americans support using US troops "to stop Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons"

    2015 Council Survey
  • 56%

    of Americans support US airstrikes "against Iranian nuclear facilities" if Iran violates the deal

    2015 Council Survey

New Career Opportunities at The Chicago Council

The Council is expanding its live programming and advancing its core research in the areas of global cities, global agriculture, and more. In support of these new initiatives, we have several new career opportunities available. Take a look and join our team!

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs has been connecting the world to Chicago and Chicago to the world for more than 90 years. Each year, the Council hosts over 150 events featuring leaders, policymakers, and other experts from around the world, discussing the most important issues of the day. Additionally, The Chicago Council’s in-house experts and fellows produce high quality research and insightful commentary on a wide range of global issues.