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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London Mayor Sadiq Khan joined a Council audience on September 15 to discuss the breakdown of social integration. After the event, we asked him: "If you could challenge the traditional thinking on one global issue, what would it be?" See his response.
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The former chancellor of the exchequer of the United Kingdom offers an insider’s insight on the future of transatlantic cooperation in the Brexit aftermath as the United Kingdom and the European Union move closer to divorce.
As the UN and President Obama host meetings this week in New York focused on supporting migrants and refugees, they should take cues from the city-level work being done in places like Chicago.
A Deep Dish discussion following Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard’s speech at the Council this week – is monetary policy now political?
As a source of both social and economic disruption, and as a platform of the elevation of popular grievances, the role of technology in fueling the new populism cannot be discounted.
After a short summer break, "This Week's Reads" is back with a round-up some of the summer's most interesting and insightful reads on the dividing lines in the US election, the future for Xi's China, and fractured lands in the Middle East.
CNN’s Fareed Zakaria joined a Council audience on September 8 to discuss America's international leadership. Before the event, we asked him what question he wished the audience would ask.
After a summer of transformational change, the Council on Global Affairs is thrilled to kick off its fall season of insightful programming with a focus on real, impactful conversations on the all-important issue of America’s role in the world, writes Council President Ivo H. Daalder.
Entrepreneurship expert Elmira Bayrasli argues that we need a permanent pathway for welcoming immigrant entrepreneurs.
Hosting the Olympics is a shameful endeavor, says Council Research Associate Brandon Richardson. New infrastructure does not make up for complicity in human rights abuses.
Distinguished Fellow Richard Longworth argues that the Democratic and Republican parties are due for an epochal political transformation as globalization lays bare the divide between each party's "haves" and "have-nots."
Three clips from the Chicago Forum on Global Cities on how the 2016 Summer Olympics will affect Rio.
Career ambassadors Thomas Pickering and James F. Jeffrey weigh in on whether the nuclear deal has led to lasting shift in direction for US-Iran relations.
Despite all the challenges, hosting the 2016 Summer Olympics is an extraordinary moment for Rio de Janeiro, argues Juliana Kerr. The city has accomplished more in the years preparing to host the Olympics than it ever could have without being awarded this international honor, and the investments are crucial to its future as a global city.