About the Chicago Council on Global Affairs

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is an independent, nonpartisan organization that convenes leading global voices, conducts independent research, and engages the public to provide insight and influence the discourse on critical global issues. For general media inquiries, to request an interview with our experts or staff, or for media-related questions about Council publications or events, please contact media@thechicagocouncil.org.

Media Alerts

Visit the media advisory sign-up page to register to receive information about the Council’s upcoming speakers, studies, and events and other announcements throughout the year.


The Council’s roster of experts and fellows are available for interviews. Please browse the experts page for details and contact media@thechicagocouncil.org to request an interview.


The Council offers broadcasters the opportunity to connect with our experts live through our onsite VideoLink ReadyCam® studio. Contact media@thechicagocouncil.org to request an interview.

Publications and Studies

Long known for its public opinion studies, the Council also offers policy insight on a variety of issues, including global agricultureglobal citiesglobal immigrationglobal economyglobal waterglobal energy, and global security. Media are encouraged to visit the publications page to find independent, nonpartisan information relevant to their coverage. 

Programs and Events

The Council on Global Affairs hosts more than 200 public and private programs each year featuring thought-leaders from a variety of disciplines. Notable speakers have included former Turkish President Abdullah Gül, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Jordanian King Abdullah II, former NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Madeleine Albright, Paul Krugman, Francis Fukuyama, Naomi Klein, Jon Stewart, Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang, Jean-Claude Trichet, Raghuram Rajan, Saudi Prince Turki al-Faisal, Baroness Catherine Ashton, National Security Advisor Susan Rice, Timothy Geithner, Henry Paulson, Jr., and Robert Gates.
The Council also co-hosts the annual Chicago Forum on Global Cities.
Visit our events page for upcoming program listings, and email media@thechicagocouncil.org with any program-related questions.

Live Streams

Many Council events are live streamed. Stream players for live programs are available on the program’s individual event page. Archival videos are stored on the Council’s YouTube channel.

Social Media

Connect with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs on TwitterFacebookInstagramLinkedIn, and YouTube to follow all of the Council's activities.

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