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12/04 10:00 a.m. CST - World Review with Erlanger, Stephens, and Toosi - Learn more and register to participate.

12/07 10:00 a.m. CST - Solutions for US Criminal Justice Reform - Learn more and register to participate. 

12/08 1:00 p.m. CST - President’s Club Conversation on Slowing the Spread through Contact Tracing - Learn more and register to participate.

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Commentary: On Day One, Biden Should End Trump’s Vaccine Nationalism

"Operation Warp Speed is focused solely on developing and distributing vaccines for the US population," Council President Ivo Daalder writes in the Chicago Tribune. "That, of course, needs to be the priority. But with a pandemic, Americans won’t truly be safe until everyone is safe."

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Listen: Ethiopia’s Fate Threatens Regional Stability

Ethiopia rests on brink of a civil war after long-term tensions between the government and former power brokers, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), exploded last month. Michelle Gavin joins Deep Dish to explain why Ethiopia’s fate will affect the stability of the region and African influence on global affairs.

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LIVE STREAM: Solutions for US Criminal Justice Reform

Building upon prior conversations on racism and inequity, join the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and an expert panel to discuss the state of our criminal justice system and equitable policies and solutions.

Monday, December 7, 2020
Event: 10:00 am

Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Via Zoom
Chicago, IL 60601

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Registration closes December 7.

LIVE STREAM: Solutions for US Criminal Justice Reform

Public Opinion

Results of the 2020 Chicago Council Survey reveal a striking divide between Democrats and Republicans on the critical threats facing the country and preferred US foreign policy approaches. Democrats see global challenges such as COVID-19 and climate change as the most threatening. In contrast, Republicans regard traditional security challenges such as China’s rise and international terrorism as the biggest threats facing the country.

LIVE STREAM: Emerging Leaders Program December Information Session

Learn more about the Council's Emerging Leaders Program, selection criteria, and application and selection process for the Emerging Leaders Class of 2022. Former Emerging Leaders Program participants will join for this session.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Event: 5:30 pm

Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Via Zoom
Chicago, IL 60601

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Registration closes December 8.

LIVE STREAM: Emerging Leaders Program December Information Session

Policy and Politics

Biden’s NATO Amity Sparks Debate Among European Allies

“The Biden administration should encourage European strategic capacity building,” Council President Ivo Daalder said to the Wall Street Journal. “We need it to change from a US-led Europe to a Europe that can lead by itself and is a strategic partner of the US.”

Global Cities

Three Parties: Democrats, Republicans, and Mayors

The Financial Times goes inside the 2020 Pritzker Forum on Global Cities where city leaders from Seattle, Miami, Pittsburg, Palermo and more examine the challenges their urban environments are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic and the role governance plays in the solutions.

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The Council offers globally minded Chicagoans opportunities to go behind the headlines and learn about what is happening around the world without leaving Chicago. Membership contributions also support the important work the Council does to connect Chicago to the world. Join today.


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