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Upcoming Events

Global Voices, Local Action: Housing and Neighborhoods


The Council partners with the Metropolitan Planning Council and the City of Chicago to discuss the We Will Chicago Plan with city leaders from Paris, Dupnitsa, and Chicago.

A subway car rides along the tracks towards The Trump International Hotel and Tower in downtown Chicago, Illinois.

Past Events

Senator Joni Ernst on Emerging Threats to National Defense


Joni Ernst, senator from Iowa and retired lieutenant colonel, discussed the top challenges to US defense and security today.

Senator Joni Ernst giving speech in front of flag backdrop

Representative Slotkin on US Foreign Policy


Representative Elissa Slotkin unpacked her legislative foreign policy priorities, including the conflict in Ukraine, the rise of domestic terrorism, and more.

Rep. Elissa Slotkin speaks during a hearing

Commentary & Analysis

Trees, Wetlands Play Key Role in Mitigating Climate Change

In the News
WBEZ Reset
Karen Weigert

Ahead of Arbor Day, Nonresident Senior Fellow Karen Weigert discusses efforts in Chicago to create more wetlands and plant trees with WBEZ’s Reset.

View of Chicago's Field Museum from trees and wetland area.
Walter Martin
Climate and the Environment

How to Really Revive the Rust Belt

In the News
Daily Detroit
John Austin

Improvements to quality of life over "business friendliness" are key to rebuilding the rust belt. John Austin discusses on Daily Detroit.

A playground in the summer in Corktown, Detroit.
Global Cities


City Diplomacy During COVID-19: The 2022 Cities and International Engagement Survey

Report by Michele Acuto

This report presents findings from a survey of city governments that identifies major issues for international engagement, including the COVID-19 pandemic and response.

Global Cities

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