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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Remarks on the future of Europe and America delivered by Council President Ivo Daalder upon his acceptance of an honorary doctorate in civil law, awarded by the University of Kent, July 13, 2016.
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