Noah J. Toly

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Cities

Areas of expertise: Global Cities


Noah Toly is a professor of urban studies and politics and international relations at Wheaton College, where he directs the Center for Urban Engagement, and he teaches global cities at the Free University of Berlin's Center for Global Politics. He has written on the role of cities in global governance and edits the Routledge series, Cities and Global Governance. In 2011, Toly was named an Emerging Leader by the Council, and for 2012-2013, he was appointed as a senior fellow at the University of Chicago's Martin Marty Center for the Advanced Study of Religion. In 2014, he was a visiting scholar at Ming Chuan University (Taipei, Taiwan). Toly earned his BA in interdisciplinary studies and Spanish at Wheaton College, an MA in theology at Wheaton College, and an MA and PhD in urban affairs and public policy at the University of Delaware.


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  • The Rise of Populism: Expected or Unexpected?

    Ivo H. Daalder, President, Chicago Council on Global Affairs; Lee Feinstein, Former US Ambassador to Poland (2009-2012); Dean, Indiana University School of Global and International Studies; Aleksandar Hemon, Fiction Writer, Essayist, Critic; John B. Judis, Author, The Populist Explosion; Editor-at-Large, Talking Points Memo; Niamh King, Nonresident Fellow, Global Cities and Women and Global Development; And other participants