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Upcoming Events

Discussion Table with French Ambassador Philippe Etienne


President’s Club and leadership members are invited to engage in a Discussion Table with the Ambassador of France to the United States on ranging global issues.

French President Emmanuel Macron speaks with presidential diplomatic advisor Philippe Etienne.

The Future of the US Dollar and a World in Debt


Jeffrey Garten links lessons from the 1971 decoupling of the gold standard to today’s challenges in an exclusive conversation with Council President’s Club and leadership members.

A stack of US one dollar bills
Madison Kaminski

Past Events

Secretary Janet L. Yellen on International Economic Policy


US Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen speaks to a Council audience ahead of this week's IMF meeting and pushes for global minimum tax rate on companies.

Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen

Africa's Free Trade Economy


Council President's Club and leadership members are invited to engage in a private dialogue with Africa’s first Secretary-General of the AfCFTA, H.E. Wamkele Mene, on the landmark trade agreement and its global impact.

Parked trucks wait in 10km queue to cross the Kenyan-Ugandan border from the town of Busia

Commentary & Analysis

What a Stranded Container Ship Showed Us About Globalization

In the News
Chicago Tribune
Elizabeth Shackelford

Elizabeth Shackelford explains how we can better prepare our people and economy for disruptions.

a boat filled with shipping containers
Global Economy, Trade and Business

Big Boats and Broken Supply Chains

Deep Dish Podcast

What does one giant boat's ability to halt 10 percent of global trade tell us about our globalized world?

The Ever Given ship in the Suez Canal
Global Economy, Trade and Business


Cooperation or Coercion? The Views of US Opinion Leaders on Foreign Policy Approaches

Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

The 2020 Chicago Council on Global Affairs-University of Texas at Austin survey explores to what extent Democratic, Republican, and Independent foreign policy professionals support Biden’s international agenda.

Image of the White House
David Strickler
Global Economy, Trade and Business

Rebuilding the Midwest's Infrastructure

Report by Coauthors

John Austin and Alexander Hitch examine policies and priorities to drive equitable economic recovery in the Midwest in a world reshaped by COVID-19.

Midwestern bridge
Global Cities


Andrea Durkin 

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Food and Agriculture
Council expert Andrea Durkin