Deep Dish: Is Dealing with Putin a Lost Cause for Washington?

Relations between Moscow and Washington have gone from bad to worse. But should the United States actively work to improve the relationship? Or is dealing with Putin a lost cause? Molly Montgomery, a former special advisor to Vice President Mike Pence, and William Ruger, vice president for research and policy at the Charles Koch Institute, join Deep Dish to discuss.

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Michael H. Moskow on 'American Hero' Paul Volcker

Paul A. Volcker, chairman of the Federal Reserve under Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan, recently died at the age of 92. Watch the Council’s Michael H. Moskow, a former president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, share his insights on Volcker's legacy and public service.

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Our Food System is Changing — Can We Change with It?

Investing in innovation has the power to disrupt and shape our future. At next year’s Global Food Security Symposium, hear from leaders, innovators, and stakeholders to learn how new breakthroughs can support a secure, healthy, and prosperous planet. Register now to attend on March 26, 2020 in Washington, DC. 

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Global Cities

Cities of the New Silk Roads

"Driven by infrastructure development, Chinese finance, and a massive geopolitical gambit, these cities and urban areas will bear the unique features of twenty-first century globalization, and will be critical to the century’s unfolding politics," write senior fellow Ian Klaus and nonresident senior fellow Simon Curtis in the Diplomatic Courier

Policy and Politics

NATO Allies Spooked by Trump despite White House Soothing

"The last two NATO meetings didn't go well," said Council president Ivo Daalder to Axios. "In 2017, [Trump] refused to reaffirm Article 5, and in 2018, he threatened to walk away from NATO if Europeans didn't spend more on defense."

Engage or Retreat? American Views on US Foreign Policy

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 divides between Democrats.

Cosmopolitanism and Global Citizenship

Philosopher Martha Nussbaum will lead a discussion on cosmopolitanism, or the idea that humans should associate by their shared humanity rather than by nation, class, gender or race.

Thursday, January 9, 2020
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

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Cosmopolitanism and Global Citizenship


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