Watch Live: Global Food Security Symposium 2019

By 2050, over one half of the world’s population could be at risk due to stress on water resources. How will we grow an adequate quantity—and quality—of food to feed and nourish a rapidly growing, urbanizing world in the face of increasing water insecurity? Hear from government leaders, social innovators, and influencers at the Global Food Security Symposium.

Live Stream Today: 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET

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Wait Just a Minute: Sean McFate

In 60 seconds, professor of war and strategy, novelist, and former US paratrooper Sean McFate answers questions on the future of war, the likelihood of another great power war, and the biggest threat to the United States.

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Expert Panel Survey: US Focus on the Denuclearization of North Korea

Despite expectations for the meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, their summit ended early with no agreement toward denuclearization. With that in mind, we asked our panel of foreign policy experts whether the US should continue to focus primarily on denuclearization, or shift to arms control and non-proliferation.

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Video: The Artificial Intelligence Arms Race

In the coming years, artificial intelligence could fuel tensions between the United States and China. How can the White House, Pentagon, and Silicon Valley craft a shared national strategy for AI?

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Policy and Politics

Britain Doesn't Know What It Wants — but It Needs to Make a Brexit Decision Soon

In the Chicago Tribune, Council President Ivo Daalder writes that the March 29 Brexit deadline means May is set to make her final stand next week, setting up an ultimatum between her deal for a "hard" Brexit, or an extension to negotiate a different, "softer" Brexit.

Global Security

Why is the United States Bombing Somalia?

In recent months, Somalia has seen a surge of US airstrikes as part of an intensifying campaign against al Shabaab, an extremist group affiliated with al Qaeda. Bronwyn Bruton of the Atlantic Council and Paul D. Williams of George Washington University join our Deep Dish podcast to explain what the United States is doing in Somalia and why al Shabaab is a target.

Russia's Return? Moscow's Foreign Policy in an Unpredictable World

Georgetown professor and Russia analyst Angela Stent, and former President of Estonia Toomas Hendrik Ilves discuss Russia's growing confidence in challenging US power, interests, and allies globally.

Thursday, March 28, 2019
Doors open: 5:15 pm
Event: 5:30 pm

Chicago Council on Global Affairs Conference Center, One Prudential Plaza
130 E. Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60601

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Registration closes March 28.

Russia's Return? Moscow's Foreign Policy in an Unpredictable World

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