The Berlin Wall Fell in a Wave of Hope 30 Years Ago. Now Everything is Different.

"When the Berlin Wall came down in 1989, Europe had a United States willing and able to help guide its future, which it did in building a Europe whole, free and at peace," writes Council President Ivo Daalder in The Chicago Tribune. "Now, Europe will have to decide its own future."

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Wait Just a Minute: Stephen A. Schwarzman on China

Blackstone founder and CEO Stephen Schwarzman takes a minute to answer questions about the current state of the US-China relationship and what Americans should understand about doing business in China.

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Deep Dish: Hard Truths about Big Tech and the US Economy

Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Apple are massive companies, commanding so much of the market that they are now being called monopolies. Rana Foroohar joins Deep Dish to discuss how these data-fueled tech behemoths are disrupting the US economy and American politics.

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Watch: Hart Fellow Public Lecture on Restorative Justice

2019 Hart Fellow Rosa Anaya will use her personal experiences to explore the complexities of restorative justice, the work being done on the ground in El Salvador to promote prison reform, and the causes of migration.

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Engage or Retreat? American Views on US Foreign Policy

Washington is torn between two futures for US foreign policy: one of engagement and intervention, another of restraint and retrenchment. But where do Americans stand? Read findings from the 2019 Chicago Council Survey of American public opinion on US foreign policy to learn how Americans feel on important issues, including trade, China, and climate change.

Global Cities

Chicago’s Ambitious Transformation Is Possible. The SDGs Can Help.

"Chicago is on a journey to radically transform its future and improve the quality of life for every resident," write the Council's Juliana Kerr and the Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation's Luis Bettencourt. "Aligning with the global goals can unlock the city’s potential, excite collaborations within the city and beyond, and accelerate its transformation."

Policy and Politics

Germany’s Faustian Bargain With China

"Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to allow Huawei to take part in Germany’s 5G bidding procedure has exposed a deep divide between Europe’s leading nation and the European Commission," writes nonresident senior fellow Theresa Fallon in The Diplomat

United States Immigration and Border Policy in 2019

Michelle Brané and Randy Capps explore the data and stories behind the headlines to better understand what is taking place in Latin American countries, at the US-Mexico border, and with individuals once they arrive in the United States.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Doors open: 5:15 pm
Event: 5:30 pm

Chicago Council on Global Affairs Conference Center
McCormick Foundation Hall
130 East Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601

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Registration closes November 19.

United States Immigration and Border Policy in 2019


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