Mayors have to take care of their populations, and sometimes that means going to other countries. A delegation of Mexican mayors from Mexico City, Guadalajara, and Juarez came to Chicago to conduct city-to-city diplomacy during an "emergency time" in US-Mexico relations. Salomón Chertorivski, secretary of economic development of Mexico City, sat down with the Council's Brian Hanson to discuss what they hoped to achieve.
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On this week's Deep Dish, Alesha Black, talks to Brian Hanson about the causes and reactions to the famines in South Sudan, northeast Nigeria, Somalia, and Yemen.
The Council works hard to bring the brightest minds to Chicago to share their ideas on important global issues. With so much to discuss, it is sometimes difficult to fit all that there is to say on a subject into a single event. That's why we invited several of our guests to answer questions that may have gone unanswered. We’ve been releasing these brief interviews as part of our One More Question series. Discover our top five most popular episodes to date.
On this week’s episode of Deep Dish, we are joined by Stephen Bridges, the United Kingdom’s Consul General to Chicago, and our own senior fellow Phil Levy discuss the road that led Britain to Brexit and what we can expect in Britain’s uncertain future.
While North Korean provocations are important, the much more significant trend is the challenge posed by a rising China that sees itself as at odds with the existing world order.
In the latest episode of "One More Question," we sit down with former Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny to discuss Ireland's relationship with Britain, and the EU, in a post-Brexit world.
With the death of Chancellor Helmut Kohl on June 16th, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs lost a longtime friend and admirer, writes John E. Rielly, President Emeritus of the Council.
Macron's victory signals a move away from populism, toward a dynamic centrism that is unapologetic about supporting the European Union.
China, Russia, and the United States, three of the biggest players in global energy markets, use energy in very different ways, giving rise to complex geopolitical issues that will play out over the next few decades. Adam Sieminski, energy and geopolitics expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, explains the implications of global energy dynamics on this week's episode of Deep Dish.
We asked Moon Chung-in, special aide on security and diplomacy to the President of South Korea, what he thought South Korea should do about emerging threats from North Korea. Hear what he had to say.
Urbanization and globalization are empowering cities and reshaping the world’s political order.
On this week's Deep Dish, Governor Claudio Orrego of Santiago, Chile joins us to discuss the unique challenges and advantages of his metropolitan constituency and how big cities can work together to enact change on a global scale.
Recognizing the value of data in urban planning, Council sponsor Grant Thornton's managing principal, Scott King, shows how some of the most successful global cities have implemented data into their strategies for urban development and explains that private sector insights and experiences can be extremely valuable for global cities.
How did President Trump's first foreign trip go? From the Middle East speech on Islam to the NATO summit in Brussels and the G7 summit in Sicily, Trump's trip was ambitious and full of real and symbolic action. On this week's Deep Dish, three Council experts give their review of how the trip went and what it did or did not accomplish.
There are many notable aspects of the Trump administration’s foreign policy, but amongst the most important is the apparent separation between America’s interests and its values.
The world is facing unprecedented and catastrophic levels of population displacement. Cities are the primary reception point for new arrivals, including refugees. Cities will also need to step up to meet this challenge, says Robert Muggah, co-founder of the Igarapé Institute and SecDev Group.