December 17, 2015

Top 5 Most-Watched Videos of 2015

As the year comes to a close, we’ve ranked our top five most-watched videos of 2015. Check out the speakers and topics that amassed our largest digital audiences this year.

1. Europe: Destined for Conflict?

February 3, 2015

In our most-watched program of all time, Stratfor chairman George Friedman unearths the historical and cultural demons that could destabilize the European Union.
 

 


 

2. Chicago Forum on Global Cities

May 27-29, 2015

Browse this video playlist from our inaugural Chicago Forum on Global Cities, which brought together leaders in business, government, education, arts, and culture for a multidisciplinary discussion on the power and limitations of global cities to drive innovative solutions to the world's greatest challenges, such as inequality, terrorism, cyber crime, and climate change. 
 
 

 


 

3. Jeb Bush on US Foreign Policy

February 18, 2015

Months before he stood next to Donald Trump on the Republican debate stage, Jeb Bush divulged his thoughts about US foreign policy to a Council audience.
 
 

 


 

4. Moneyball America, Indispensable America, or Independent America?

June 23, 2015

Resting one elbow on the lectern and speaking with captivating enthusiasm, Eurasia Group founder Ian Bremmer lays out three paths for America’s role in the world.
 
 

 


 

5. Global Food Security Symposium on Improving Global Nutrition

April 16, 2015

Tune in to this video playlist from our annual Global Food Security Symposium, where a distinguished group of speakers from government, research institutions, and NGOs discussed how to improve global health and nutrition.
 

 

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Urban Reflections from the 2019 International Student Delegation

Each year approximately 30 students from leading research universities around the world participate in the global student delegation program at the Pritzker Forum on Global Cities. Promising students who have demonstrated a commitment to improving global cities and are enrolled in a master’s or PhD program are nominated by their host universities to attend. The 2019 delegation included 30 students from 20 countries, including China, Egypt, Ethiopia, Germany, Israel, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. Their biographies are available here.

The following series of contributions are their reflections and insights inspired by and drawn from their experience attending the 2019 Pritzker Forum.


| By Lille van der Zanden

Social Equity: The Legacy of 100 Resilient Cities

On July 31, 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) officially ceased its operations, marking a turning point in the modern urban resiliency movement to create cities that can bounce back from disaster. In six years, the Rockefeller Foundation-funded initiative brought a standardized urban resilience framework to cities across the globe, facilitating the development of more than 80 resilience plans in the process. As a result of its work, urban resiliency planning has become a common practice for city governments, with many institutionalizing the position of a chief resiliency officer.




| By Ian Klaus

Will Ambassador Subnat Go to Washington?

On June 28, 2019, Congressmen Ted W. Lieu (D-CA33) and Joe Wilson (R-SC02) introduced H.R.3571, the “City and State Diplomacy Act.” The Act seeks to mandate a senior official at the State Department charged with “supervision (including policy oversight of resources) of Federal support for subnational engagements by State and municipal governments with foreign governments.” The position would be at the ambassadorial level, and “Ambassador Subnat” would require the consent of the Senate and oversee a new Office of Subnational Diplomacy.