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Each year, more than 100 Public Programs, open to all members and the general public, cover a wide variety of topics including U.S. foreign policy, and critical global issues such as migration, economics and trade, and agricultural development.

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Upcoming Events

Raghuram Rajan on India and the Global Economy
Friday, September 5, 2014 5:30 p.m.
Raghuram Rajan, Governor, Reserve Bank of India

The Ritz-Carlton
160 E. Pearson Street
Chicago, IL 60611

Members $10 | Nonmembers $20



Nigeria: Strife and Growth in the Giant of Africa
Thursday, September 11, 2014 5:30 p.m.
John Campbell, Ralph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations; Dayo Olopade, Author, Journalist, and Yale World Fellow; Alexander Thurston, Visiting Assistant Professor, African Studies Program, Georgetown University; Moderated by Richard Joseph, John Evans Professor of History and Politics, Northwestern University

The Standard Club
320 S. Plymouth Court
Chicago, IL 60604

Members $10 | Nonmembers $20



Chicago Council 360
Thursday, September 18, 2014 6:00 p.m.
YP Fall Kickoff

East Bank Club
500 N. Kingsbury Street
Chicago, IL 60654

YP Members $15 | YP Nonmembers $30



Women in Washington: Off the Sidelines
Monday, September 22, 2014 11:45 a.m.
The Honorable Kirsten Gillibrand, United States Senator

The Palmer House Hilton
17 E Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603

Members $50 | Student Members $35 | Nonmembers $60



The Chinese Economy: Road to Reform?
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 5:30 p.m.
Stephen Chipman, Chief Executive Officer, Grant Thornton LLP; Evan Feigenbaum, Vice Chairman, The Paulson Institute, Nonresident Senior Associate, Asia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; John Frisbie, President, The US-China Business Council; moderated by Phil Levy, Senior Fellow on the Global Economy, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

InterContinental Chicago
505 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Members $10 | Nonmembers $20



Tehran Revealed
Thursday, September 25, 2014 6:00 p.m.
Ramita Navai, Author and Reporter, Unreported World, Channel 4

Seasons 52
55 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

YP Members $15 | Includes one drink



General Zinni: How America Can Win or Lose off the Battlefield
Thursday, September 25, 2014 5:30 p.m.
General Tony Zinni (Ret.), Former Commander-in-Chief, US Central Command; in conversation with Ivo H. Daalder, President, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
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Pritzker Military Museum & Library
104 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL, 60603

Complimentary | Exclusively for members of the Board of Directors, Chairman’s Circle, Corporate Principals, Directors’ Circle, and President’s Circle



The Forbidden Game: Golf and the Chinese Dream
Friday, September 26, 2014 7:30 a.m.
Dan Washburn, Managing Editor, The Asia Society

The Chicago Club
81 E. Van Buren Street
Chicago, IL 60605

Members $25 | Nonmembers $35



Dirty Money: A New Era of Laundering and Enforcement
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 5:30 p.m.
Sterling Daines, Managing Director and Global Head of Anti-Money Laundering Group, Goldman Sachs & Co.; Terence Halliday, Research Professor, American Bar Foundation, and Codirector, Center on Law and Globalization; David Szuchman, Executive Assistant District Attorney and Chief of Investigation Division; New York County District Attorney’s Office; Juan C. Zarate, Senior Adviser, Center for Strategic International Studies; moderated by George Prokop, Managing Director and Co-lead, Strategic Threat Management Practice, PwC

The Standard Club
320 S. Plymouth Court
Chicago, IL 60604

Members $10 | Nonmembers $20



Poached-The Black Market for Blood Ivory
Thursday, October 2, 2014 5:30 p.m.
Dr. Iain Douglas-Hamilton, Founder & CEO, Save the Elephants; Dr. Stuart Strahl, President and CEO, Chicago Zoological Society

The Chicago Club
81 East Van Buren Street
Chicago, IL 60605

Members $10 | Nonmembers $20



Conservative Internationalism: The Revival of the Neglected Foreign Policy
Thursday, October 2, 2014 7:30 a.m.
Henry R. Nau, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs; Director, US-Japan-South Korea Legislative Exchange Program, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
332 S. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1100
Chicago, IL 60604

Members $10 | Exclusively for members of the Board of Directors, Chairman’s Circle, Corporate Principals, Directors’ Circle, and President’s Circle



The Death of Money?
Thursday, October 9, 2014 7:30 a.m.
James Rickards, Author, Currency Wars, and The Death of Money; Chief Global Strategist, West Shore Group

Union League Club of Chicago
65 W. Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60604

Members $25 | Nonmembers $35



Invitational Dinner with Martin Wolf
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 5:30 p.m.
Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator and Associate Editor, Financial Times

The Standard Club
320 S. Plymouth Court
Chicago, IL 60604

Members $130 | Exclusively for members of the Board of Directors, Chairman’s Circle, Directors’ Circle, President’s Circle, and Corporate Principals.



What We Still Have to Learn from the Financial Crisis
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 5:30 p.m.
Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator and Associate Editor, Financial Times

The Standard Club
320 S. Plymouth Court
Chicago, IL 60604

Members $10 | Nonmembers $20



The Internet Underground
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 11:45 a.m.
Emily Parker, Digital Diplomacy Adviser and Senior Fellow, New America Foundation

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
332 S. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1100
Chicago, IL 60604

YP Members $15



New Aid in a New Age: Understanding International Development
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 5:30 p.m.
Nicholas Kristof, Author and Columnist, The New York Times

Venue to be announced



Members $10 | Nonmembers $20



US-Canada Energy Summit
October 16-17, 2014
Jean Charest, former Premier of Québec, Canada, Partner, McCarthy Tétrault; David Jacobson, former US Ambassador to Canada, Vice Chairman, BMO Financial Group; and more

Sofitel Chicago Water Tower Hotel
20 East Chestnut St
Chicago, IL 60611

$50 Members | $75 Nonmembers



Markets Over Mao: The Rise of China's Private Sector
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 5:30 p.m.
Nicholas Lardy, Anthony M. Solomon Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics

The Chicago Club
81 E. Van Buren Street
Chicago, IL 60605

Members $10 | Nonmembers $20



Chicago's Future as an Energy Hub
Thursday, October 23, 2014 5:30 p.m.
Jeff Malehorn, President and Chief Executive Officer, World Business Chicago; Robert Skaggs, President and Chief Executive Officer, NiSource Inc.; Doug Sparkman, President, East of Rockies Fuels Value Chain, BP plc; moderated by Vance Scott, Lead Partner, Americas Energy Practice, A.T. Kearney

The Standard Club
320 S. Plymouth Court
Chicago, IL 60604

Members $10 | Nonmembers $20



Ebola and Global Preparedness
Thursday, November 13, 2014 7:30 a.m.
Nirav Shah MD, Associate, Sidley Austin LLP

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
332 S. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1100
Chicago, IL 60604

YP Members $10



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