Watch the 2019 Global Leadership Award honorees—former chairman and CEO of Northern Trust Frederick H. Waddell, former United States Trade Representative Susan C. Schwab, and president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee David Miliband—share the inspiration for their work in international relations, global thought leadership, and philanthropy.Watch the Videos
In a recent interview with The Economist, President Emmanuel Macron of France said, “To my mind, what we are currently experiencing is the brain death of NATO.” In the latest #AskIvo, Council President Ivo Daalder, a former US ambassador to NATO, addresses whether the transatlantic alliance is, in fact, brain dead.Watch the Video
This week, a case was filed in the International Court of Justice accusing Myanmar of having committed genocide against its Rohingya Muslim minority. It is a far cry from where the country also known as Burma seemed to be a few years ago, when the long-ruling military junta opened the door for democratic elections. Thant Myint-U joins Deep Dish to discuss Burma’s recent struggles with race, capitalism, and democracy.Listen to the podcast
Thant Myint-U, award-winning writer, historian, and conservationist, joined the Council to discuss Burma's democratic reform process and what the world can learn from the country's successes and failures.Watch the event video.
Washington is torn between two futures for US foreign policy: one of engagement and intervention, another of restraint and retrenchment. But where do Americans stand? Read findings from the 2019 Chicago Council Survey of American public opinion on US foreign policy to learn how Americans feel on important issues, including trade, China, and climate change.
"Chicago is on a journey to radically transform its future and improve the quality of life for every resident," write the Council's Juliana Kerr and the Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation's Luis Bettencourt. "Aligning with the global goals can unlock the city’s potential, excite collaborations within the city and beyond, and accelerate its transformation."
"Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to allow Huawei to take part in Germany’s 5G bidding procedure has exposed a deep divide between Europe’s leading nation and the European Commission," writes nonresident senior fellow Theresa Fallon in The Diplomat.
Seizing on the energy of the #MeToo movement, activist and award winning journalist Mona Eltahawy joins the Council to issue a bold manifesto for women and girls to channel their anger and dismantle the patriarchy.
Monday, November 25, 2019
Doors open: 5:15 pm
Event: 5:30 pm
Chicago Council on Global Affairs Conference Center
McCormick Foundation Hall
130 East Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601
Registration closes November 25.
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