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Upcoming Events

Discussion Table with French Ambassador Philippe Etienne


President’s Club and leadership members are invited to engage in a Discussion Table with the Ambassador of France to the United States on ranging global issues.

French President Emmanuel Macron speaks with presidential diplomatic advisor Philippe Etienne.

New Transatlantic Perspectives on Global Challenges


As the world starts to move beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, experts discuss joint EU-US responses to the digital revolution and growing Chinese global influence.

President Biden addressing the European Parliament in Brussels

Past Events

Making Hunger a Priority in America


Learn what’s next for The Farmers to Families Food Box, a $15 billion food assistance program designed to address domestic hunger and equitably support producers.

Boxes of food are packed on a pallet waiting to be delivered to families as rural hunger rises due to COVID-19, in Manitowoc, WI
Reuters/Gabriela Bhaskar

Revisiting the Iran Nuclear Deal


Former CIA Director John Brennan, Cambridge's Roxane Farmanfarmaian, and the Wilson Center's Ambassador James Jeffrey discuss whether there is hope for the JCPOA and regional de-escalation.

The Iranian flag waves in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters

Commentary & Analysis

Biden's Pragmatic Play on North Korea

In the News
The Hill
Matthew Abbott

Matt Abbott discusses the Biden administration's approach to North Korea.

Global Politics

Americans are Divided over Boycotting the 2022 Beijing Olympics. Here’s the Data.

In the News
The Washington Post
Craig Kafura

Craig Kafura discusses public opinion of Americans regarding the 2022 Olympics in Beijing.

Public Opinion


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

Despite Political Tension, Americans and Russians See Cooperation as Essential

Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

A joint Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Levada Analytical Center survey shows few Russians or Americans expect great changes to US-Russia ties now or in the next 10 years, although both publics see the merits of collaboration.

Biden and Putin shake hands
Public Opinion


John Austin 

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Midwest
Council expert John Austin