Flames raging across the Amazon have captured the world's attention, but Brazil faces other pressing economic, political, and conservation consequences due to deforestation as well. In all, the fires have revealed a stark division between increasingly urban populations and the rural areas that feed their modern way of life. Robert Muggah, research director of the Igarapé Institute in Rio de Janeiro and a Council nonresident senior fellow, joins Deep Dish to discuss.
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This has not been a good year for Western democracy. How did we get here? This week’s reads from Council President Ivo Daalder seek to offer some preliminary answers—shedding light on the difficult question of what is driving today’s illiberal trends around the world.
With the 2016 Chicago Council Survey of American attitudes on foreign policy in hand, Vice President of Studies Brian Hanson sat down with Council polling experts Dina Smeltz and Craig Kafura before Sunday’s presidential debate to find out how American public opinion compares with what the candidates are saying in the latest episode of our new Deep Dish podcast.
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is engaging the public and thought leaders in dialogue critical to the 2016 elections. In part one of our “Election 2016: America in the World” video series, find out what global issues are top of mind for the public with one month left to go.
Salam Al-Marayati, president and cofounder of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, spoke at the Council on September 23. There, we sat down one-on-one with him to inquire what he thought was the biggest foreign policy or global issue facing the next president. Find out what he said.
The University of Oxford's Paul Collier discussed the complex issue of global migration and the refugee crisis with a Council audience earlier this week. We sat down one-on-one with him to inquire what question he hoped the audience would ask. Find out what he said.
In an article published in the journal Globalizations, senior fellow on global cities Noah Toly characterizes the Brexit vote as linked to larger dynamics of income inequality, political disenfranchisement, and social exclusion, which threaten to destabilize a liberal world order premised on integration and openness.
The highly-anticipated debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump took place on Monday. This week’s reads provides some different perspectives on some of the topics that were discussed—and some that should have been discussed—during the debate.
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.
There is no shortage of problems to address as United Nations leaders gather this week in New York. This week’s reads offer a snapshot of some of the issues and trends that are driving the discussions.
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?
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.
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.