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The Chicago Council on Global Affairs celebrates its centennial anniversary in 2022. For 100 years the Council has guided the way Chicago thinks about its place in the world and how the world engages with Chicago. As we prepare to launch the Council’s second century, we will reflect on key themes and pivotal periods that shaped its first. Join us to hear from leading historians and foreign policy analysts, people who were in the room, and leaders who changed the world.

Events in this series

Madeleine Albright and Condoleezza Rice sitting on stage together
Virtual Century of Global Leadership
Former Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and Condoleezza Rice discuss their experience as trailblazers in foreign policy and the critical importance of women's leadership and gender parity in foreign relations. Register
PAST EVENT VIDEO Century of Global Leadership
Anne Applebaum, Jim Baker, Susan Glasser, Fareed Zakaria, Robert Zoellick, and the Council’s Ivo Daalder reflected on the decisions American policymakers made at the end of the Cold War as they guided the country through a period of risk and opportunity.
Buckingham Fountain in front of Chicago skyline at night
PAST EVENT VIDEO Century of Global Leadership
Richard Longworth  joins Carol Marin to reflect on the Council’s century of global influence.
The chair of the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives sits empty
PAST EVENT VIDEO Century of Global Leadership
Leading historians Douglas Irwin, Charles Kupchan, and Margaret  MacMillan  gather to explore the United States in the era of the Council’s founding.  
Chicago and the World Learn more about Dick Longworth's new book, "Chicago and the World: 100 Years of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs" and the Council's history through archival photos, videos, and more.