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
Raghuram Rajan on India and the Global EconomyRaghuram Rajan on India and the Global Economy; Event Summary by Richard C. Longworth9/8/2014 

Cuba UncensoredCuba Uncensored with Yoani Sánchez; Event Summary by Richard C. Longworth6/12/2014 

Geithner and Paulson: Reflections on Financial CrisesGeithner and Paulson: Reflections on Financial Crises; Event Summary by Richard C. Longworth5/28/2014 

The New China: An Age of AmbitionThe New China: An Age of Ambition with the New Yorker's Evan Osnos; Event Summary by Richard C. Longworth5/20/2014 

Whither Pakistan?Whither Pakistan? with His Excellency Husain Haqqani; Event Summary by Richard C. Longworth5/12/2014 

Europe and the United States: The Transatlantic PartnershipEurope and the United States: The Transatlantic Partnership, Baroness Catherine Ashton; Event Summary by Richard C. Longworth5/7/2014 

US Secretary of Defense on Priorities for the 21st CenturyUS Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel; Event Summary by Richard C. Longworth5/6/2014 

Crisis of Advanced EconomiesCrisis of Advanced Economies with Jean-Claude Trichet; Event Summary by Richard C. Longworth4/23/2014 

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 

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Recent Publications
The Midwesterner Blog"Liberal Arts and the Post-Industrial Midwest," Commentary by Senior Fellow Richard C. Longworth on The Midwesterner Blog9/16/2014 

Advanced Manufacturing Expertise, Business Services Key to Chicago's Future, Report FindsAdvanced Manufacturing Expertise, Business Services Key to Chicago’s Future, Report Finds7/30/2014 

Piketty Picks Capitalism Apart"Piketty Picks Capitalism Apart," Senior Fellow Richard C. Longworth in Chicago Sun-Times6/6/2014 

Big Pay for University Presidents, Big Debt for Students"Big Pay for University Presidents, Big Debt for Students," Senior Fellow Richard C. Longworth in Chicago Sun-Times6/2/2014 

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

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