Trump-Kim Summit: What Happened, Why, and What’s Next

Following their historic meeting on Tuesday, US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un called for "complete denuclearization" of the Korean Peninsula. But they offered few specifics. To break down what happened, how we got here, and what all this means, Asia experts Katrin Katz and Karl Friedhoff join Brian Hanson on this week’s Deep Dish podcast.

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Global Leadership Awards Dinner

The Council will honor Timothy P. Shriver, Ph.D., chairman of Special Olympics International, and Carole Segal, co-founder of Crate and Barrel and president of The Segal Family Foundation, at its annual Global Leadership Awards Dinner on June 18. Learn more or make a gift as we recognize two leaders dedicated to improving our city, the nation, and the world.

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This Week's Reads: The Crises of the West

"Allies are not threats," writes Council President Ivo Daalder. "To argue that steel imports from Canada pose a national security threat is, as Trudeau said, 'insulting and unacceptable.'" In This Week's Reads, Daalder spotlights the accelerated deterioration of the rules-based international order and the lasting damage it could impose.

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Ivo Daalder and Yascha Mounk on Technology and Populism

"Are we really going through a populist movement or is technology showing us the messiness of democracy better than it used to?" Council President Ivo Daalder sits down with author and political theorist Yascha Mounk to answer this question posed by one of our Twitter followers.

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Global Cities

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is a leading center for studying the influence of cities in solving global challenges and shaping the world’s future. With over a decade of research and programming on global cities, the Council

examines the policies needed to be successful, identifies global best practices, connects leaders, and provides concrete recommendations to decision-makers.

Policy and Politics

Has Trump Irreversibly Altered the GOP's Foreign Policy?

Drawing heavily on Chicago Council Survey research in hew new Atlantic piece, Ron Brownstein examines Trump's reprisal of a inter-party Republican foreign policy struggle from the 1950s. Using data about college educated and non-college educated Republicans, Brownstein traces the contors of two foriegn policy stances within today's Republican party. 

Global Economy

Is President Trump's Protectionism a Savvy Negotiating Ploy?

President Trump ultimately did not sign the Communique agreed upon by all other countries at the G7 Summit in Canada this past weekend. Phil Levy considers possible outcomes of Trump's trade strategy in his latest piece in Forbes, and "whether the pain of [Trump's] trade policy will bring long-term gains or just more pain."

The Sunni-Shia Divide: Redrawing the Map of the Middle East?

On June 25, Wilson Center Fellow Ed Hussain explores how tensions between the two main religious sects in the Middle East threaten to redraw the map of the region.

Monday, June 25, 2018
Doors open: 5:15 pm
Event: 5:30 pm

Chicago Council on Global Affairs Conference Center
130 East Randolph Drive
Chicago, IL 60601

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Registration closes June 25.

The Sunni-Shia Divide: Redrawing the Map of the Middle East?


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