Chicago Council on Global Affairs Expands Expertise on Public Opinion and Foreign Policy

February 18, 2016
Bolstering the breadth and depth of its seminal work on public opinion and foreign policy, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs is expanding its roster of policy experts. The Council, which was ranked the world’s No. 1 “Think Tank to Watch” by the prestigious “2015 Global Go To Think Tank Index,” welcomes these new nonresident fellows in support of its more than 40 years of examining and illuminating the global landscape through the lens of public opinion.
The Council has been rapidly expanding its research and fellowship relationships. The Council’s nonresident fellows, who bring expertise and experience from myriad prominent organizations around the world, also choose to contribute their ideas, insights and influence to the Council’s capacity to address issues that transcend borders and transform how people, business and governments engage the world.
The new nonresident fellows joining the Council have previously worked with the public opinion team at the Council and will further collaborate on the 2016 Chicago Council Survey, which will be fielded globally in late spring. The 2015 survey, released in conjunction with POLITICO at an event in Washington D.C., demonstrated the American public’s broad commitment to global engagement and, against the backdrop of a presidential election cycle, reflected the deep partisan divisions regarding a number of foreign policy and global issues. The 2016 survey is expected to explore public opinion on several foreign policy issues being hotly debated in the course of the presidential campaign, including terrorism, immigration, climate change and the role America will play in the world.
These scholars bring expertise on a wide range of issues that are further informed and expressed by public opinion:
Dr. Joshua Busby is an associate professor of public affairs at the University of Texas-Austin, a fellow in the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service and a distinguished scholar at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law. Dr. Busby’s expertise includes climate change, HIV, AIDS and national security.
Dr. Daniel Drezner is a professor of international politics at the Fletcher School at Tufts University. In addition to his extensive publications in numerous scholarly journals and in print, and his expertise in economic statecraft and the political economy of globalization, he is a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a contributing editor at The Washington Post. Dr. Drezner serves on the Chicago Council Survey’s foreign policy advisory board.
Dr. Gregory Holyk is a senior research analyst with Langer Research Associates in New York. He is an expert in politics, elections and polling and has been ABC News' representative on the six-member National Election Poll since 2012. He has authored or co-authored seven publications in peer-reviewed journals as well as nine chapters in edited volumes. Dr. Holyk sits on the Membership and Chapter Relations Committee of the American Association of Public Opinion Research.
Dr. Bruce Jentleson is a professor of public policy and political science at Duke University, author of several American foreign policy books and is the 2015-16 Henry A. Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations at the John W. Kluge Center, Library of Congress, as well as a Global Fellow of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He twice served in the State Department, 2009-11 and 1993-94. Dr. Jentleson’s wide expertise includes public opinion and the use of force.
These nonresident fellows join the Council’s leading experts on public opinion and foreign policy, including senior fellow Dina Smeltz, fellow Karl Friedhoff and research associate Craig Kafura.