Family Separation and US Immigration

Until Wednesday, family separations were part of the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" response to illegal immigration. On this week's Deep Dish podcast, the Bipartisan Policy Center's Theresa Brown breaks down how we got there, why migrants risk so much to enter the United States, and what else can be done to deal with migrant flows.

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Wait Just a Minute: Trade and Global Economy Expert Phil Levy

Phil Levy, former White House economic adviser under George W. Bush and the Council’s senior global economy fellow, answers questions in just 60 seconds about China’s trade practices, who wins in a trade war, and the likelihood of NAFTA surviving. Watch the latest episode of our new video series Wait Just a Minute.

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This Week's Reads: A Summit in Retrospect

A week from the historic summit between North Korea's Kim Jong-Un and President Donald Trump, it's time to take stock of what was accomplished. In This Week's Reads, Council President Ivo Daalder shares his take.

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Video: Eliot Cohen on the World Order America Created

Eliot Cohen, former State Department counselor under President George W. Bush, considered what Trump’s preference for unilateral action and bold statements, and his willingness to question long-held policy positions mean for the international order that the United States created.

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Policy and Politics

Has Trump Irreversibly Altered the GOP's Foreign Policy?

Drawing heavily on Chicago Council Survey research in a 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

How Bad Would a Global Trade War Be?

Why are economists and policy makers so alarmed by the United States and China beginning a trade war? Phil Levy explains in Forbes the many reasons a trade war can severely cost an economy, including disrupting millions of jobs by introducing new trade and production patterns.

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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