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



| By Iain Whitaker

Podium Notes: Happy Birthday Illinois

Illinois has had an outsize influence on the world, and on the occasion of the bicentennial it seems worthy of a recap.



| By Rory Stewart, Sebastian Mallaby

Deep Dish: Brexit Heads to Parliament

Now that EU leaders have accepted the Brexit deal, it's up to Parliament to decide what happens next. Rory Stewart and Sebastian Mallaby join Phil Levy to discuss.



| By Simon Curtis

Global Cities in the International System: A New Era of Governance

Nation-states need quickly to realize the potential of global cities, and take steps to empower them to meet the global challenges of the twenty-first century. They should allow them more fiscal autonomy and give them a louder, more influential voice in the deliberations of international organizations.


| By Robert Muggah, Sheila Foster

It's Time for Cities to Flex Their Soft Power

Cities, not nation-states, are the dominant unit of human organization in the twenty-first century. Humanity has shifted from a predominantly rural to urban species in a startlingly short period of time. The world today is stitched together by thousands of small, medium, and large cities—including 31 mega-cities, depending on how you define them—that are dramatically transforming our political, social, and economic relations. Yet, despite the centrality of cities in modern life and to resolving critical global challenges, our international affairs are still dominated by nation-states. This status quo is no longer acceptable.



| By Ivo H. Daalder

This Week's Reads: The US-China Collision at APEC

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit became a flashpoint in what's now the most significant great power clash since the end of the Cold War. “China and the United States hijacked the APEC spirit,” one diplomat said.


This Week's Reads - A Return to the Interwar Era

French President Emmanuel Macron's speech Sunday sounded more like desperation than hope, afraid that we may have already turned the corner into a world full of nationalism, populism, and competition.