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12/03 12:00 p.m. CST - President's Club Silver Program with HRH Ambassador Reema on US-Saudi Arabia Relations - Learn more and register to participate

12/04 10:00 a.m. CST - World Review with Erlanger, Luce, and Toosi - Learn more and register to participate.

12/07 10:00 a.m. CST - Solutions for US Criminal Justice Reform - Learn more and register to participate. 

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Commentary: The Three Nuclear Threats Facing President-Elect Biden

“Few presidents have faced as tall and urgent an inbox as the one on the Resolute Desk that awaits Biden as he walks into the Oval Office for the first time as the nation’s 46th president,” Council President Ivo Daalder writes in the Chicago Tribune. “Among these are three nuclear crises that, if not addressed with urgency, could well come to dominate his entire presidency.” 

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Listen: Fareed Zakaria on a Post-Pandemic World

As COVID-19 continues to surge around the world, CNN’s Fareed Zakaria joins Deep Dish to explain why today’s crises are the product of the international system and how the quality, not quantity, of government is part of the solution.

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LIVE STREAM: Solutions for US Criminal Justice Reform

Building upon prior conversations on racism and inequity, join the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and an expert panel to discuss the state of our criminal justice system and equitable policies and solutions.

Monday, December 7, 2020
Event: 10:00 am

Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Via Zoom
Chicago, IL 60601

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Registration closes December 7.

LIVE STREAM: Solutions for US Criminal Justice Reform

Public Opinion

Results of the 2020 Chicago Council Survey reveal a striking divide between Democrats and Republicans on the critical threats facing the country and preferred US foreign policy approaches. Democrats see global challenges such as COVID-19 and climate change as the most threatening. In contrast, Republicans regard traditional security challenges such as China’s rise and international terrorism as the biggest threats facing the country.

LIVE STREAM: Emerging Leaders Program December Information Session

Learn more about the Council's Emerging Leaders Program, selection criteria, and application and selection process for the Emerging Leaders Class of 2022. Former Emerging Leaders Program participants will join for this session.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Event: 5:30 pm

Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Via Zoom
Chicago, IL 60601

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Registration closes December 8.

LIVE STREAM: Emerging Leaders Program December Information Session

Policy and Politics

Biden’s NATO Amity Sparks Debate Among European Allies

“The Biden administration should encourage European strategic capacity building,” Council President Ivo Daalder said to the Wall Street Journal. “We need it to change from a US-led Europe to a Europe that can lead by itself and is a strategic partner of the US.”

Global Cities

Three Parties: Democrats, Republicans, and Mayors

The Financial Times goes inside the 2020 Pritzker Forum on Global Cities where city leaders from Seattle, Miami, Pittsburg, Palermo and more examine the challenges their urban environments are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic and the role governance plays in the solutions.

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Membership

The Council offers globally minded Chicagoans opportunities to go behind the headlines and learn about what is happening around the world without leaving Chicago. Membership contributions also support the important work the Council does to connect Chicago to the world. Join today.


The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization that provides insight – and influences the public discourse – on critical global issues. We convene leading global voices, conduct independent research, and engage the public to explore ideas that will shape our global future. The Council on Global Affairs is committed to bringing clarity and offering solutions to issues that transcend borders and transform how people, business, and governments engage the world.