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Past Events

Corporate Leadership Breakfast - June 2021

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.

Resilient Chicago Strategy Release

Pritzker Forum on Global Cities

The city of Chicago, 100 Resilient Cities, and the Ready for 100 Chicago Collective joined together at the Council for the public release of the city’s roadmap for a resilient future.

Chicago skyline, view from the west
Pedro Lastra

Commentary & Analysis

Regional Inequality Looms as Pressing Threat to Democracy

In the News
National Interest

A group of experts, including the Council's John Austin, Brian Hanson, and Alex Hitch explain why now is the time to rise to a new political, economic, and social challenge rooted in growing regional inequalities.

President Biden speaks with Midwest Leaders
The White House
Global Cities

Exposed: US Supply Chain Vulnerabilities Grew During the Pandemic Era

In the News
The National Interest
John Austin

President Biden has options to address this national security concern, the Council's John Austin argues.

Biden at a supply chain meeting
Global Economy, Trade and Business


Are Urbanites Willing to Ditch Cars for More Sustainable Commutes?

Working Paper by Coauthors

A recent poll from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and The Harris Poll shows urban and suburban residents cities are looking to sustainable mobility to forestall a potential long-term shift to solo driving.

A person on a bike rides by a bus in the city.
Global Cities

The Right to the Shoreline: Race, Exclusion, and Public Beaches in Metropolitan Chicago

Working Paper by Coauthors

The growing role of federal and state money in combatting erosion and flooding at Chicago’s Lake Michigan shore offers an opportunity to mandate local governments make their beaches more open and equitable.

People play in the water at a public beach at Chicago's South Shore Cultural Center
Eric Allix Rogers
Global Cities