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All upcoming events, listed in chronological order.

Future-Proofing Our Energy System

Virtual

In the face of extreme weather and cyber threats, how do we build resilience, sustainability, and equity into future energy systems?

Utility workers begin work repairing power and data lines after a wildfire near Potrero
Reuters
Jun
17

Corporate Leadership Breakfast - June 2021

Virtual
Corporate Leadership Breakfast

Executives from corporate partner companies are invited to join us for an exclusive conversation with Chicago Department of Aviation Commissioner, Jamie Rhee, around her work elevating Chicago as a global city and how the private sector plays a pivotal role.

Executives engaging in conversation during an event
Jun
22

Maritime Competition and America's Global Order

Virtual

Council President’s Club and leadership members are invited to meet with Director of Navy Strategy, Bruce Stubbs, on the Tri-Service Maritime Strategy and its global impact.

South Korean naval destroyers sail with the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson
Reuters
Jun
22

Redefining American Power

Virtual

The Quincy Institute's Andrew Bacevich explains how the emerging world order requires a rethink of the objectives of US foreign policy.

A US Army soldier wearing gloves and a surgical mask prepares a COVID-19 vaccine
Reuters
Jun
24

World Review with DeYoung, Labott, & Luce

Virtual
World Review

Karen DeYoung, Elise Labott, and Edward Luce join Ivo Daalder to discuss the week's top news stories.

A person sorts through a stack of newspapers
MD Mahdi
Jun
25

Building Better Black Futures

Virtual

In honor of Juneteenth, activists Alicia Garza and Liz Dozier discuss how empowering Black communities through civic and policy engagement is essential to addressing inequalities and systemic racism.

A mural is displayed on Litehouse Whole Food Grill on Dodge Avenue in the Fifth Ward, known as the historic Black community, in Evanston, Illinois
REUTERS
Jun
30

The Curious Resilience of Modern Monarchies

Virtual

In an age of rapid social and political change, modern monarchies are proving remarkably strong and adaptable. A panel of experts discusses the power and purpose of modern monarchies across the world.

Britain's Queen is escorted out of the House of Lords by Prince Charles behind the imperial state crown during the State Opening of Parliament in London, Britain
Reuters
Jul
6

Confronting China's Rise to Regional Dominance

Virtual

A panel of experts from the US, Japan, and South Korea discuss a coordinated trilateral response to China’s growing power in the Asia-Pacific region.

An aircraft carrier and a helicopter destroyer sail in formation with 16 other ships from the U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force as aircraft from the U.S. Air Force and Japan Air Self-Defense Force fly overhead in formation.
Kaila V. Peters
Jul
7

The Future of the US Dollar and a World in Debt

Virtual

Jeffrey Garten joins Thomas Friedman to link lessons from the 1971 decoupling of the gold standard to today’s challenges for a public conversation, followed by a private Q&A with Council President’s Club and leadership members.

A stack of US one dollar bills
Madison Kaminski
Jul
14

Forging a New Path for US-Brazil Relations

Virtual

Brazil’s ambassador to the United States joins the Council for a conversation on the state of the bilateral relationship.

President Joe Biden in front of the American and Brazilian flags
REUTERS
Jul
15