The Chicago Council on Global Affairs seeks to identify Emerging Leaders who will help Chicago compete and thrive in the global era. Each year, an independent selection committee cochaired by Chicago Council Vice Chairs John F. Manley and Shirley Welsh Ryan, identifies a new class of Emerging Leaders from a competitive pool of nominated candidates. The individuals selected are among the best and the brightest new leaders in the city
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, in partnership with the BMW Foundation, Robert Bosch Foundation, and Atlantic Council, initiated an open, participant-driven dialogue on revitalizing the transatlantic relationship. The dialogue process is determined and carried out by members of the Transatlantic Core Group, a group of young leaders from various sectors and regions in Germany and the United States.
In an effort to strengthen Chicago’s connections to the world, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs has established fellowships with funding from long-time philanthropic supporters. The fellowships enable the Council to bring emerging leaders from around the world to Chicago for a short period of time to exchange ideas on pressing global issues with the city’s top civic, academic, nonprofit, and corporate leaders.