| By J. Thomas Chapin

J. Thomas Chapin: Batteries as the Base of the City

"It seems as if batteries, more specifically lithium-ion rechargeable batteries, are everywhere," J. Thomas Chapin, vice president of research at UL, explained at the 2019 Pritzker Forum on Global Cities in Chicago



Wait Just a Minute: Jess Fanzo

Jess Fanzo, professor of food policy and ethics and editor-in-chief of Global Food Security Journal, takes a minute to answer questions on why obesity is rising across the globe and what can be done about it.






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Marvin Kalb on Putin and Crowds

Brookings' fellow Marvin Kalb discussed the intertwined history between Ukraine and Russia and the tense relationship between Russia and the West with Council President Ivo H. Daalder on April 14.





| By Michele Acuto

A Multilateral Window for City Diplomacy

Dr. Michele Acuto, director of the City Leadership Initiative at University College London and nonresident fellow, details how cities are gaining influence on critical issues in global affairs and becoming core drivers in international efforts.

Pathways to a Clean Environment

A recent conference presented by the University of Chicago and Tsinghua University in Beijing took a look at environmental governance in China and the United States. Research associate Andrew Morimoto highlights some of the findings.


Syria and ISIS in the Wake of Brussels

With last Tuesday’s terrorist attacks in Brussels serving as a backdrop to the somber conversation, The Washington Post’s David Ignatius talked with Council president Ivo Daalder on March 23 about ISIS and the ongoing war in Syria. 

| By Noah J. Toly

Jihad vs Global Cities

Global cities are frequent targets of terrorist, but they are also sites of radicalization and recruitment. Senior fellow on Global Cities Noah Toly explains the necessity in security efforts that address the roots of radicalization.

How Art Can Help Diffuse Middle East Tensions New

Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi, a Gulf-based columnist and Twitter commentator on Arab affairs and a speaker at this year's Chicago Forum on Global Cities, details how art exhibitions in Dubai have made promising steps in building connections across Middle Eastern cultures.