The Chicago Forum on Global Cities

Watch video from the inaugural Chicago Forum on Global Cities.

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The Foreign Policy of Cities

Watch video of the Chicago Forum closing program with Madeleine K. Albright; Senior Research Scholar Benjamin Barber; Mayor of The Hague Jozias van Aartsen; former UK Foreign Minister and Secretary for Defence Sir Malcolm Rifkind.

Friday, May 29, 2015
11:30 am

Grand Ballroom, Navy Pier
Entrance 2, Lobby 3, 600 E Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

The Foreign Policy of Cities

Global Cities

In the lead up to the inaugural Chicago Forum on Global Cities, Chicago Council President Ivo H. Daalder writes about the new global order of cities in the Financial Times,

the Chicago Tribune writes about the foreign policies of cities, and distinguished fellow Richard C. Longworth continues to examine the influence of global cities on The Midwesterner blog.

Spotlight onAmericans’ Views on Key Global Issues

  • 35%

    of Americans say climate change is a critical threat

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  • 2 in 3

    Americans say that globalization is mostly good for the US

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  • 74%

    of Americans say reducing US dependence on foreign oil is a very important goal

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