June 7, 2017 | By Brian Hanson

Deep Dish: Global Cities – Advent of the Metropolitan Power

As anti-globalist populism continues to influence the decisions of national governments, local governments are exercising their ability to stand up on a national stage and act with autonomy. 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.

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Top 5 Deep Dish Podcasts of 2016-17

As part of the Council’s mission to provide insight and influence the public discourse, we created Deep Dish on Global Affairs, a podcast that goes beyond the headlines on critical global issues. With foreign policy and international relations in constant flux, Deep Dish brings together experts in politics, government, defense, finance, and wherever the news is happening to dig deep into current affairs.



| By Demetrius Amparan

If I Were Mayor

In a flash talk delivered at the 2017 Chicago Forum on Global Cities, poet Demetrius Amparan spoke about what he would do if he were mayor.


One More Question with Gideon Rachman

We asked Gideon Rachman, chief foreign affairs columnist at the Financial Times, for his thoughts about the shifting balance of global economic power between the East and the West. See what he said.


7 Summer Reads from the Council's Stage

Summer reading lists are about as ubiquitous this time of year as sunburns and cookouts, but not all of them exhibit a global affairs oeuvre. Here are seven great works featured in the 2016-17 Council program season that you can learn from, as well as videos of the authors speaking on the Council stage. 



One More Question with Ruchir Sharma

We asked Ruchir Sharma, Morgan Stanley's Chief Global Strategist, which country was best poised for economic growth and which country presented the greatest risk to the global economy. See what he said.





Top 5 "One More Question" Videos

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.


| By Brian Hanson

Deep Dish: Britain Begins its Brexit Bargain

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.



One More Question with Enda Kenny

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.


Helmut Kohl, Longtime Friend and Admirer

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.