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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Trade and globalization seem to have played an outsized role in this year's election. On this week's episode of Deep Dish, Council vice president of studies Brian T. Hanson sat down with experts Phil Levy, Dina Smeltz, and Diana Mutz to discuss.
New Zealand Ambassador to the United States Tim Groser shares his thoughts on the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Following Donald Trump's surprising win, Council vice president of studies Brian T. Hanson sat down with Council President Ivo Daalder to discuss how US foreign policy and the organizing principles of the world order are likely to change under a Trump presidency.
Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister, Adel al-Jubeir, came to the Council November 2. We asked him on which issue he thinks the United States and Saudi Arabia should work more closely together.
In places like Arcadia, Wisconsin, where Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant platform has gained traction, local governments should make immigrant integration a priority.
Carolina Trivelli, former Minister of Development and Social Inclusion of Peru, spent a week in Chicago as the Council’s 2016 Gus Hart Visiting Fellow. We sat down one-on-one with her to ask about her biggest takeaway from her time in Chicago.
Are solutions to climate change staring us in the face? Council Vice President of Studies Brian T. Hanson sat down with resident climate and sustainability expert Karen Weigert to discuss.
On October 26, US Secretary of State John Kerry spoke at the Council about American leadership in an era of opportunity and risk. Hear his thoughts on what makes America exceptional, as well as what's at stake in the upcoming presidential election.
The next president of the United States faces a world on edge, and America confronts a more complex and less controllable world than at any time in history. Dealing with these challenges will require a refocused grand strategy, one that better aligns America's capabilities with its interests and prioritizes what is truly important.
What’s behind this year’s populist explosion? In the latest episode of Deep Dish, we put the year’s political movements—from Brexit to Trumpism—in historic context and discuss their implications for the established world order.
The rise of populism is one of the most important global developments in recent memory. This week’s reads explore some of the reasons why populists are gaining more prominence and what this means for America and the world.
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is engaging the public and thought leaders in dialogue critical to the 2016 presidential election. In part two of our “Election 2016: America in the World” video series, find out what the public thinks America's role in the world should be.
Rosana Schaack, founder and executive director of the NGO Touching Humanity in Need of Kindness (THINK), spoke at the Council on September 22. She sat down with us one-on-one to talk about what drives her work.
With the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal unlikely to pass Congress and both candidates calling for it to be renegotiated, what is happening with the politics of trade this year? Iain Whitaker breaks down Council programs and polling to find out.
Core supporters of Donald Trump are most opposed to immigrants and least likely to support free trade, but Americans overall favor continued immigration and support globalization, according to the 2016 Chicago Council Survey. Council senior fellow Dina Smeltz breaks down the report findings in a new video.