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YP In-Depth: One Billion Americans?

Virtual
YP In-Depth

Matthew Yglesias, co-founder of Vox, joins Council YPs for an interactive discussion on how the United States can leverage population to remain globally competitive.

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Jan
27

Lessons from Finland's Criminal Justice System

Hybrid

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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Feb
24

Past Events

US Economic Trends to Watch in 2022

PAST EVENT VIDEO
Global Economy Series

Goldman Sachs’ chief economist Jan Hatzius considers the outlook for the US economy in 2022.

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Reuters

Québec's Role in the Global EV Revolution

PAST EVENT

World-leading battery expert and Strategic Advisor to Investissement Québec Dr. Karim Zaghib discusses the rapidly evolving world of electric vehicles and their impact on the global economy, climate, and the future of transportation.

A charging port is seen on a Mercedes Benz EQC 400 4Matic electric vehicle
Reuters

Commentary & Analysis

Afghanistan’s Humanitarian Crisis Requires Tough Choices

Podcast
Deep Dish Podcast

International Crisis Group’s Laurel Miller and former US Ambassador to Afghanistan P. Michael McKinley join Deep Dish to explain what the United States and the world should do to help the Afghan people.

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International Law and Human Rights

US "Counterterrorism Strategy" Is Failure by Another Name

In the News
Crashing the War Party
Elizabeth Shackelford

Twenty years of US funded security assistance and counterterrorism in Africa has only increased violence, argues Elizabeth Shackelford on Crashing the War Party Podcast.

Soldiers stand near a bombed car in Mogadishu, Somalia.
Reuters
Global Politics

Research

Republicans and Democrats Split on China Policy

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

Chicago Council Survey data reveals growing concern across party lines about China's economic and military power.

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Lintao Zhang
Public Opinion

As Nuclear Clock Ticks, US Public Prefers Diplomacy with Iran

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

While the public would prefer diplomacy with Iran, they are not taking more aggressive options off the table.

World leaders gather at a table in Vienna for talks to resume the JCPOA.
Reuters
Public Opinion

Experts

John Austin 

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Midwest
Council expert John Austin