Richard C. Longworth

Senior Fellow

Richard Longworth is senior fellow at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and author of Caught in the Middle: America’s Heartland in the Age of Globalism, on the impact of globalization on the American Midwest. He also was a distinguished visiting scholar at DePaul University and adjunct professor of international relations at Northwestern University, and is a mentor at the Harris School at the University of Chicago.

Longworth joined the Council in 2003 as executive director of Global Chicago after a career in journalism. For 20 years, Longworth was a foreign correspondent for the Chicago Tribune and United Press International, and was the Tribune’s chief European correspondent. He has reported from 80 countries on five continents. He also is the author of Global Squeeze and coauthor of Global Chicago.

Longworth was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, has won the Overseas Press Club award twice, and was a finalist two times for the Pulitzer Prize. In addition, he has won every major national award for economic reporting.

Longworth is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, has been a speaker at the Davos conferences and for five years was a mentor to StreetWise, Chicago’s newspaper for the homeless.

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Event Summaries
After AfghanistanAfter Afghanistan with Carlotta Gall; Event Summary by Richard C. Longworth4/14/2014 

Can China Rise Peacefully?Can China Rise Peacefully? with John J. Mearsheimer; Event Summary by Richard C. Longworth4/8/2014 

Syrians Under SiegeSyrians Under Siege with David Miliband; Event Summary by Richard C. Longworth4/1/2014 

The Ukraine CrisisThe Ukraine Crisis; Event Summary by Richard C. Longworth3/14/2014 

Winners, Losers, and Threats in the Global EconomyWinners, Losers, and Threats in the Global Economy; Event Summary by Richard C. Longworth2/18/2014 

Security and Privacy: A View From the TrenchesGeneral Keith B. Alexander; Event Summary by Richard C. Longworth2/14/2014 

Secretary Robert Gates: On Duty, Service, and WarSecretary Robert Gates: On Duty, Service, and War; Event Summary by Richard C. Longworth1/28/2014 

Terrorism: Crime and PunishmentTerrorism: Crime and Punishment; Event Summary by Richard C. Longworth1/23/2014 

Plutocrats, Populists, and the Global EconomyPlutocrats, Populists, and the Global Economy — Chrystia Freeland; Event Summary by Richard C. Longworth1/22/2014 

Reclaiming the American DreamHedrick Smith; Event Summary by Richard C. Longworth1/10/2014 

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Recent Publications
The Midwesterner Blog"Putin and the Ukrainian Crisis Are Not Our Fault," Commentary by Richard C. Longworth on The Midwesterner Blog4/9/2014 

Left BehindSenior Fellow Richard C. Longworth's article in American Review2/12/2014 

Reinventing The Dwindling Middle Class May Take A RevolutionSenior Fellow Richard C. Longworth on NPR11/12/2013 

Saving ChicagoSenior Fellow Richard C. Longworth's Commentary in the Chicago Tribune11/8/2013 

What Does America Owe Detroit?Senior Fellow Richard C. Longworth's article in American Review10/24/2013 

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