This week President Donald Trump touted a new agreement with Mexico to stem the flow of migrants into the United States. But Mexican officials claimed both sides were still evaluating the situation. Earl Anthony Wayne, a former US ambassador to Mexico, joins Deep Dish to discuss what can realistically be done about migrants.Listen to the episode
Neither David Cameron nor Theresa May delivered a deal on Britain’s departure from the European Union. As the Conservative Party prepares to select its new leader, Council President Ivo Daalder answers a question about whether the next prime minister will fare any better.Watch the video
More than 80 speakers from 41 cities around the world participated in panels, flashtalks, fireside chats, and in private workshops at the 2019 Pritzker Forum on Global Cities, cohosted by the Council and the Financial Times in Chicago last week. Watch Rahm Emanuel on cities having a voice at the global table, Steve Case on the rise of the rest, David Miliband on cities and refugees, Helen Clark on cities shaping migration policy, Sergio Fajardo on stopping urban violence, and many others exploring public art, women in politics, and financing the SDGs.Watch the video
By 2050, more than half of the world’s population could be at risk due to stress on water resources. The Council’s new report From Scarcity to Security: Managing Water for a Nutritious Food Future highlights the critical nature of this issue, obstacles to be resolved, and innovative solutions that will help us achieve water- and food-security. Hear from some of the thought leaders and innovators on the issue in a rapid-fire flashtalk program for the report’s Chicago release.Watch the video
At the 2019 Pritzker Forum on Global Cities, global cities fellow Samuel Kling and Forum speaker Samuel Schwartz on WBEZ's Worldview to discuss which cities are getting transportation right and how others can improve, looking at issues like congestion taxes and the role that electric and driverless cars will play in the city landscape moving forward.
American businesses are convening in Washington this week to persuade the Trump administration not to impose an additional $300 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods. The trade war between China and the United States that began last year has already caused problems for Illinois farmers, spirits distillers, and businesses in other industries. Cécile Shea discusses the existing tariffs on Chinese products and their effects.
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