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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Archive



#AskIvo: US Retreat from the Middle East?

Council President Ivo Daalder answers questions on the latest global affairs news and foreign policy issues submitted via social media using #AskIvo.




Wait Just a Minute: CEO and Founder of Water.org Gary White

In this episode, CEO and cofounder of Water.org and WaterEquity, Gary White, explains the global water crisis, how cities can improve water access, what "water equity" is, and names his favorite movie from Water.org cofounder, Matt Damon.



| By Ivo H. Daalder

This Week's Reads: The US-China Escalation Problem

"As in real wars, so in trade wars, once you start shooting in all directions, it becomes difficult to know what you’re aiming for or when it is time to stop," writes Council President Ivo Daalder. Following the latest round of escalatory drama in the US-China trade war, Daalder considers the Trump administrations's end goal in This Week's Reads.


#AskIvo: How Does 'The Empty Throne' Affect US Alliances?

"Will the current administration have long-term effects on US alliances and influence, or do you believe there can be a course correction?" Council President Ivo Daalder shares his response in this edition of #AskIvo. Be sure to submit your question for the next episode to @IvoHDaalder using #AskIvo.



Wait Just a Minute: Edward Glaeser

Urban economist and Harvard professor Edward Glaeser shares ideas about the biggest opportunities and challenges facing cities and what cities can do to ensure economic growth and inspire innovation.


| By Iain Whitaker

Global Affairs Books For The Fall

Every June Book Expo America brings the nation’s publishing houses together with book wholesalers, retailers, and marketers in New York. The event provides an opportunity to collect an unwieldy amount of free as-yet-unpublished books (pro tip: they’re not really free if you end up paying for an extra checked bag).



| By Ivo H. Daalder

This Week’s Reads: Summer Rewind

In August, I took a hiatus from This Week’s Reads to focus on my upcoming book that will be released in October. Of course, the pressing global issues of our time–from Brexit to climate change, North Korea to immigration–experienced no complementary interlude. Below is a compilation of mostly long-form articles from the past month that are worth perusing. The topics they touch upon will, undoubtedly, remain relevant through the changing seasons ahead.


| By Brian Hanson, Laura Dawson, Duncan Wood

Deep Dish: There’s a New NAFTA in Town

Mexico and the United States announced a preliminary new NAFTA agreement early this week, which is now pending Canada's approval. Experts join the podcast to discuss the deal's substance and it's chances of being ratified before a number of deadlines.