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Beyond the Page: Anna Pitoniak on Her Cold War Political Thriller

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In this Beyond the Page book club event, Council members discuss the international political thriller “Our American Friend” with author Anna Pitoniak.

Global Shocks Facing the US Economy

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Global Economy Series

A conversation on how the Russia-Ukraine war and ongoing shutdowns in Asia are disrupting a global economy still affected by COVID-19.

A board showing currency exchange rates on display in Moscow
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Ukraine and Cities on the Frontlines

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Event Series: Pritzker Forum on Global Cities

In the face of urban warfare, mayors and local communities have emerged as symbols of leadership, resistance, and resilience.

Black and white photo of a destroyed car and apartment buildings in Ukraine
Reuters

The Rise of Europe's Digital Economy

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Experts discuss how Europe’s thriving digital sector will fare as the global economic outlook becomes more uncertain.

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NATO's Nordic Expansion

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Experts discuss why Finland and Sweden, both longstanding neutral nations, moved towards NATO membership following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson and Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin meet in Stockholm on April 13, 2022.
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Lessons from Finland's Criminal Justice System

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Natalie Moore, 2020 Richard C. Longworth Media Fellow, shares insights from her reporting inside Finland’s open prison system and considers how to bring equitable criminal justice reform to Chicago and beyond.

Close up of barbed wire fence on border in winter.
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The End of the Cold War and the World It Created

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Century of Global Leadership

Anne Applebaum, Jim Baker, Susan Glasser, Fareed Zakaria, Robert Zoellick, and the Council’s Ivo Daalder reflect 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.

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Britain Alone, the Path from Suez to Brexit

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Members of the Council are invited to interact with award-winning journalist Philip Stephens on his new book, Britain Alone, analyzing a nation’s struggle to reconcile its waning power with past glory.

A spectator shelters under an umbrella at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London
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Discussion Table with German Ambassador Emily Haber

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A month before the German General Election, President’s Club and leadership members are invited to engage with German Ambassador to the United States Emily Haber on regional and global diplomatic pressures.

Transforming Industrial Regions Symposium

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Through original research and convenings, the Chicago Council partnered with organizations across the transatlantic space to discuss revitalizing industrial regions in North America and Europe.

Exterior view of an industrial factory
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