United States Confirms Commitment to Food Security

The Council is proud to be part of the movement toward a long-term solution for global food security, as embodied in the Global Food Security Act of 2018 signed into law Thursday by President Trump. The new legislation is a significant victory for US leadership in worldwide efforts to advance global nutrition and alleviate poverty through agricultural development.

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America Engaged: 2018 Chicago Council Survey

President Trump has failed to convince Americans to embrace his vision of US foreign policy, according to the newly released 2018 Chicago Council Survey of American public opinion. According to the report, a majority of Americans prefer an active US engagement with the world and a shared leadership role in world affairs.

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Deep Dish: How Popular Is US Foreign Policy?

A new Pew Research Center survey finds that only 27 percent of international publics have confidence in President Trump to do the right thing in world affairs. And despite White House attempts to retreat from global engagement, the 2018 Chicago Council Survey reports that 70 percent of Americans favor an active US role in world affairs. On this week's Deep Dish podcast, lead authors on those surveys discuss what the findings mean for America's global involvement.

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Wait Just a Minute: Time's Up Leader Tina Tchen

Our web series, Wait Just a Minute, asks experts to answer complex questions about global affairs in 60 seconds. In this episode, Time's Up leader and former chief of staff to Michelle Obama, Tina Tchen, discusses the challenges of building Time's Up, advice for young women starting their careers, and the best part of working with the former first lady.

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Policy and Politics

US Retreat Leaves an “Empty Throne” of Global Leadership

President of the Council, Ivo Daalder, joined the UN's Global Dispatches Podcast to discuss his upcoming book "The Empty Throne" co-authored with James Lindsay. Listen to the discussion of the "implications of the Trump administration’s retreat from global leadership."

Global Cities

Illinois, at Least, Is Trying to Limit Global Warming

While the Trump administration is using the dire projections of the effects of climate change to justify inaction, Illinois is beginning to implement one of the most far-reaching and innovative statewide laws on energy, writes Karen Weigert in Crain's

The Changing World Order: New Alignments, New Paradigms?

On October 16, Ambassador Chan Heng Chee, a leading strategic thinker, diplomat, and commentator on international issues, will visit the Chicago Council on Global Affairs as its third Marshall M. Bouton Asia Fellow.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Doors open: 5:15 pm
Event: 5:30 pm

Chicago Council on Global Affairs Conference Center
130 East Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60601

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Registration closes October 16.

The Changing World Order: New Alignments, New Paradigms?

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