The Council's Summer Reads

Whether your summer plans take you to Singapore or Saugatuck we hope you find some time to relax, disconnect, and dive into the Council’s summer reading list.




| By Brian Hanson, Theresa Brown

Deep Dish - Family Separation and US Immigration

How did the United States arrive at its current immigration situation, with family separations happening until Wednesday, and what inspires migration flows as large as the one to the US-Mexico border? 





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Top 5 "One More Question" Videos

The Council works hard to bring the brightest minds to Chicago to share their ideas on important global issues. With so much to discuss, it is sometimes difficult to fit all that there is to say on a subject into a single event. That's why we invited several of our guests to answer questions that may have gone unanswered. We’ve been releasing these brief interviews as part of our One More Question series. Discover our top five most popular episodes to date.


| By Brian Hanson, Phil Levy

Deep Dish: Britain Begins its Brexit Bargain

On this week’s episode of Deep Dish, we are joined by Stephen Bridges, the United Kingdom’s Consul General to Chicago, and our own senior fellow Phil Levy discuss the road that led Britain to Brexit and what we can expect in Britain’s uncertain future.



One More Question with Enda Kenny

In the latest episode of "One More Question," we sit down with former Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny to discuss Ireland's relationship with Britain, and the EU, in a post-Brexit world.


Helmut Kohl, Longtime Friend and Admirer

With the death of Chancellor Helmut Kohl on June 16th, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs lost a longtime friend and admirer, writes John E. Rielly, President Emeritus of the Council.



| By Brian Hanson

Deep Dish: How Today's Energy Markets Affect Geopolitics

China, Russia, and the United States, three of the biggest players in global energy markets, use energy in very different ways, giving rise to complex geopolitical issues that will play out over the next few decades. Adam Sieminski, energy and geopolitics expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, explains the implications of global energy dynamics on this week's episode of Deep Dish. 


One More Question with Moon Chung-in

We asked Moon Chung-in, special aide on security and diplomacy to the President of South Korea, what he thought South Korea should do about emerging threats from North Korea. Hear what he had to say.




How Data Is Driving Smart Decisions in Global Cities (and Their Aspiring Followers)

Recognizing the value of data in urban planning, Council sponsor Grant Thornton's managing principal, Scott King, shows how some of the most successful global cities have implemented data into their strategies for urban development and explains that private sector insights and experiences can be extremely valuable for global cities.



Deep Dish: Trump Trip Post-Mortem

How did President Trump's first foreign trip go? From the Middle East speech on Islam to the NATO summit in Brussels and the G7 summit in Sicily, Trump's trip was ambitious and full of real and symbolic action. On this week's Deep Dish, three Council experts give their review of how the trip went and what it did or did not accomplish.


| By Robert Muggah

Sanctuary Cities are Critical to Managing the Global Refugee Crisis

The world is facing unprecedented and catastrophic levels of population displacement. Cities are the primary reception point for new arrivals, including refugees. Cities will also need to step up to meet this challenge, says Robert Muggah, co-founder of the Igarapé Institute and SecDev Group.