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Debate the Future of Data as Currency

Cocktails and Conversation

YP members are invited to participate in a live debate on the future of personal data as currency. Attendees will work together with fellow YPs to create a persuasive argument for their assigned position.

Screenshot of zoom meeting with Council YP members

Liberty and Justice in a Surveillance State


The Economist’s Jon Fasman previews his new book, “We See it All,” in an exclusive conversation for Council members on the legal, political, and moral implications on the rise of surveillance state powers in the US and across the world.

A man wearing a face mask walks past surveillance cameras following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Shanghai, China

Commentary & Analysis

SolarWinds Breach: Senate Hearings Begin While Americans Support Retaliatory Actions

Running Numbers by Brendan Helm

New Chicago Council public opinion data shows majorities of Americans across both parties support imposing additional sanctions against Russia.

Defense and Security

Public Trust and Political Legitimacy in the Smart City: A Reckoning for Technocracy

In the News
Sage Journals
Kris Hartley

Kris Hartley examines the political legitimacy of technological undertakings in the public sector.

Science, Technology and Innovation


SolarWinds Hack: Americans Prefer Sanctions over Retaliatory Cyberattack against Russia

Public Opinion Survey by Multiple Authors

Dina Smeltz and Brendan Helm analyze new public opinion data showing there is partisan agreement on how best to respond to the recent Russian hack.

Computer hardware
Michael Dziedzic
Public Opinion

Unlocking the Potential of Civic Technology

Working Paper by Kris Hartley

Safeguarding methods of democratic influence is a core strategic mandate for city governments to legitimize technology.

Google-engineered humanoid robot.
Global Cities