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Global Voices, Local Action: Housing and Neighborhoods

Virtual

The Council partners with the Metropolitan Planning Council and the City of Chicago to discuss the We Will Chicago Plan with city leaders from Paris, Dupnitsa, and Chicago.

A subway car rides along the tracks towards The Trump International Hotel and Tower in downtown Chicago, Illinois.
Reuters
Jun
9

Past Events

Lessons from Finland's Criminal Justice System

PAST EVENT VIDEO

Natalie Moore, 2020 Richard C. Longworth Media Fellow, shares insights from her reporting inside Finland’s open prison system and considers how to bring equitable criminal justice reform to Chicago and beyond.

Close up of barbed wire fence on border in winter.
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Amplifying Women's Rights in Afghanistan

PAST EVENT VIDEO
Women, Equity, and Global Development Forum

As the Taliban crackdown on women’s rights continues, an expert panel discusses how the global community can support Afghan women and girls.

An Afghan woman walks on the street during a snowfall in Kabul
REUTERS

Commentary & Analysis

The State of Abortion and Reproductive Rights Around the World

Podcast
Deep Dish Podcast

How do global trends influence reproductive rights in the United States? Experts Bela Ganatra and Katherine Mayall discuss.

Woman protesting for reproductive rights
REUTERS
Women and Girls

Guns vs. Butter: Gender Differences on National Budget

BLOG
Running Numbers by Emily Sullivan

Chicago Council data support academic findings on differing national budget preferences between women and men.

Crowd of legislators separated by gender.
Reuters
Public Opinion

Research

Serving the Citizens—Not the Bureaucracy

RESEARCH
Report by Sascha Haselmayer

New America's Sascha Haselmayer presents a strategic vision for city procurement.

City planners look at a document
Global Cities

Republican Views on Racial Inequality Starkly Contrast Those of Democrats

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Dina Smeltz

A large majority of Democrats (73%) consider racial inequality in the United States a critical threat to the country, while Republicans consider it a relatively low-level threat.

Protest signs outside of the White House
Reuters
Public Opinion

Experts