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6/3 12:00 p.m. CDT - Paul Krugman on Pandemic Economics and the Path to Recovery Learn more and register to participate. 

6/4 5:30 p.m. CDT - YP Cocktails & Conversation- World Travelers' Review Learn more and register to participate. 

6/5 10:00 p.m. CDT - World Review with DeYoung, Kaminski, and Stephens Learn more and register to participate. 

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Statement: The Crises Facing our Nation

“The succession of crises has laid bare fundamental fault lines in our society—systemic injustice, deep-seated racism, and historic inequality,” Council President Ivo Daalder writes. “Not only are these longstanding stains on our nation not acceptable, but they demand a commitment to fundamental, structural change.”

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Listen: How to End the 'Forever War' in Afghanistan

President Trump announced he wants all US troops out of Afghanistan by election day. But is that possible? And what does it mean? In this episode from October 2019, the University of Chicago's Robert Pape joins Deep Dish to help us understand the right—and wrong—ways to end the United States’ longest war.

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LIVE STREAM: Paul Krugman on Pandemic Economics and the Path to Recovery

As investment collapses and the labor market deteriorates, Nobel Laureate and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman examines the global economic outlook and potential paths to recovery.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Event: 12:00 pm

Via Zoom
Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Chicago, IL 60601

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LIVE STREAM: Paul Krugman on Pandemic Economics and the Path to Recovery


Inside the Global Response to COVID-19

As the United States surpasses 100,000 deaths from COVID-19, we’re revisiting how other countries around the world handled the pandemic. In a series of special edition Deep Dish episodes, we talked to journalists from Germany, Japan, South Korea, and New Zealand to examine these countries’ strategies to address COVID-19, as well as their successes and mistakes.

Global Food and Agriculture

One Child, One Classroom – The Lifelong Cost of Malnutrition

"As the COVID-19 pandemic threatens further setbacks, emerging nutrition efforts are focusing on accelerating successful community-based programs, especially those that aim to prevent bursts of acute malnutrition from spiraling into more severe cases that result in wasting and stunting," Council senior fellow Roger Thurow writes in Global Food for Thought.

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