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Upcoming Events

Global Voices, Local Action: Transportation and Infrastructure


Hear from local and international leaders and offer feedback at the next public engagement session in the We Will Chicago series.

Chicago infrastructure

Past Events

Global Voices, Local Action: Lifelong Learning


In this public engagement session for the We Will Chicago citywide plan, residents can hear from experts on urban education.

Element5 Digital

Global Voices, Local Action: Public Health and Safety


The Council partners with the City of Chicago and the Metropolitan Planning Council to gather public input on the We Will Chicago citywide plan.

Chicago Bean
Sawyer Bengtson

Commentary & Analysis

Remembering Queen Elizabeth's 1959 Chicago Visit

Global Insight by Iain Whitaker

As the world mourns Queen Elizabeth II, the Council looks back on her 1959 Chicago visit and dynamic place in history.

black and white shot of queen elizabeth II at a podium in 1959 in Chicago
Paul Popper via Getty Images
Global Politics

Who Will Win the Workers?

In the News
The National Interest
John Austin

The upcoming 2022 midterm elections will provide another interesting test around whether Democrats can resurrect their appeal to working-class voters.

Global Cities


City Diplomacy During COVID-19: The 2022 Cities and International Engagement Survey

Report by Michele Acuto

This report presents findings from a survey of city governments that identifies major issues for international engagement, including the COVID-19 pandemic and response.

Global Cities

Are Urbanites Willing to Ditch Cars for More Sustainable Commutes?

Working Paper by Coauthors

A recent poll from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and The Harris Poll shows urban and suburban residents cities are looking to sustainable mobility to forestall a potential long-term shift to solo driving.

A person on a bike rides by a bus in the city.
Global Cities