Center at a Glance
First conducted in 1974, the now annual Chicago Council Survey highlights critical trends and shifts in American views on US foreign policy over time.
Thought leaders convened for task forces analyze and make recommendations on a range of timely national security and foreign policy issues.
Each year, audiences hear from and question a national security leader, fostering dialogue and building deeper understanding of critical issues.
Fellows and other experts offer the context needed to understand current national security or foreign policy events and trends through op-eds, blogs, podcasts, and videos.
Commentary and Analysis
Council Vice President of Studies Brian T. Hanson sits down with guests to go beyond the headlines on critical global issues in this weekly podcast series.
Former NATO Ambassador and Council President Ivo Daalder talks with leading media commentators about emerging global news during this live streaming show every Friday at 10 a.m. CT.
A public opinion, probabilities, and everything data-related blog featuring commentary and analysis from polling and foreign policy experts.
Commentary and analysis from Lester Crown Center experts featured in digital, print, and TV news.
Crown Center Events
Every Friday, Ivo Daalder talks with reporters from some of the world’s leading media outlets to get their perspectives on emerging global stories and how they might unfold.
As tensions continue to grow over Russia's military build-up close to its border with Ukraine, what might be President Putin’s next move—and is there still hope for de-escalation?
Ivo Daalder talks with Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, Peter Spiegel, and Giles Whittell to get their perspectives on the news of the week and what to keep an eye on in the days ahead.