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Close up of bin of rainbow buttons that say "I'm From Taiwan."
Close up of bin of rainbow buttons that say "I'm From Taiwan."
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PAST EVENT VIDEO World Review
Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, Susan Glasser, and Giles Whittell join Ivo Daalder to discuss the week's top news stories.
Billows of smoke rise over a deforested plot of the Amazon jungle next to the Transamazonica national highway, in Labrea, Amazonas state, Brazil
Billows of smoke rise over a deforested plot of the Amazon jungle next to the Transamazonica national highway, in Labrea, Amazonas state, Brazil
Climate and the Environment
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"The rampant spread of climate misinformation and disinformation has potentially dire implications for the Amazon Basin," cowrites Robert Muggah in the Washington Post.
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PAST EVENT VIDEO Women, Equity, and Global Development Forum
Former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark and the White House’s Raj Panjabi discuss with Ann Veneman how the world should prepare for and respond to future pandemics.

Centennial Celebration

We celebrated the Council's centennial anniversary on March 10, honoring President Barack Obama and cellist Yo-Yo Ma for their extraordinary contributions toward a more open and promising world for all. Together with journalist Carol Marin, they reflected on the Council's first one hundred years, examined the global challenges of today, and shared their hopes for the future.
Carol Marin, President Obama, and Yo-Yo Ma sit on the Council stage in front of the 100 logo.
Screenshot of Ian Bremmer and Ertharin Cousin.
Screenshot of Ian Bremmer and Ertharin Cousin.
Food and Agriculture
In the News GZERO Media Ertharin Cousin
Ertharin Cousin tells Ian Bremmer how the West should "move beyond platitudes" and offer developing nations financial support to meet conflict-driven food crises.

Membership has its benefits

As a Council member, you can increase your global acumen and cultural intelligence to stay ahead, mingle with other members, network to find professional connections, and support the idea of US engagement in global affairs right here in Chicago. Learn about membership benefits