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Chicago and the World - 100 Years of the Council

Richard Longworth  shares stories on the Council’s century of global influence from his book on its history in conversation with Carol Marin.
Richard C. Longworth
Carol Marin
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About This Event

Richard Longworth’s book, Chicago and the World is a dual history of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and of the foreign policy battles and debates as they paraded across the Council’s stage. This history is one full of ups and downs, driven by vivid characters, and enlivened by constant debate over where both the Council and its city belong in the world. Longworth joins DePaul University’s Carol Marin to kick off our Century of Global Leadership series exploring the people and events that shaped the Council and how the organization, in turn, has shaped Chicago and the world. Copies of Longworth’s book are available for pick up at the Book Cellar and an ebook version will be available soon.

About the Event Series

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs celebrates its centennial anniversary in 2022. For 100 years the Council has guided the way Chicago thinks about its place in the world and how the world engages with Chicago. As we prepare to launch the Council’s second century, we will reflect on key themes and pivotal periods that shaped its first. Join us to hear from leading historians and foreign policy analysts, people who were in the room, and leaders who changed the world.

About the Speakers
Distinguished Fellow, Global Cities
Council expert Richard C. Longworth
Richard Longworth is a distinguished fellow on global cities at the Council and is the author of "Chicago and the World." For 20 years, Longworth was a foreign correspondent and served four years as the Chicago Tribune’s chief European correspondent. He was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, has won the Overseas Press Club award twice, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize twice.
Council expert Richard C. Longworth
Director, DePaul Center for Journalism Integrity & Excellence
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Carol Marin is an award-winning reporter and was the political editor at NBC5 News in Chicago as well as a regular contributor on WTTW's Chicago Tonight. In addition, she worked for CBS News, 60 Minutes II, 60 Minutes, WMAQ-TV, and WBBM-TV. Marin was named a director of the DePaul University Center for Journalism Integrity & Excellence in 2016.
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Century of Global Leadership This event is part of our Century of Global Leadership series, a four-part event series reflecting on key themes and pivotal periods that have shaped the Council's first century.
Chicago and the World Learn more about Dick Longworth's new book, "Chicago and the World: 100 Years of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs" and the Council's history through archival photos, videos, and more.