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Chicago and the World - 100 Years of the Council

Century of Global Leadership

Richard Longworth  joins Carol Marin to reflect on the Council’s century of global influence.

Buckingham Fountain in front of Chicago skyline at night

Fall Update for President's Club and Leadership Members


President’s Club and Leadership members join Council President Ivo Daalder for exclusive insight on the state of the Council and the major geopolitical issues driving the Biden administration’s foreign policy agenda.

Commentary & Analysis

Illinois Continues to Lead in Immigrant Inclusion Policies

Global Insight by Rob Paral

Rob Paral discusses the state of Illinois and Greater Chicago area leading by example on immigrant inclusion and legal policies.

sign reading we offer medical exams for immigration in front of brick wall
Immigration and Migration

Transforming Industrial Heartland Communities

In the News
Our Towns Civic Foundation
John Austin

Nonresident Senior Fellow John Austin writes about what the US Industrial Heartland can teach us about American renewal and bridging political divides.

Man fishing the Ohio River in front of the Pittsburgh skyline.
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

The Right to the Shoreline: Race, Exclusion, and Public Beaches in Metropolitan Chicago

Working Paper by Coauthors

The growing role of federal and state money in combatting erosion and flooding at Chicago’s Lake Michigan shore offers an opportunity to mandate local governments make their beaches more open and equitable.

People play in the water at a public beach at Chicago's South Shore Cultural Center
Eric Allix Rogers
Global Cities