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Upcoming Events

Partner Event: Preventing Nuclear Proliferation and Reassuring America's Allies


A conversation on how the perceived weakening of America's security guarantees is altering debates over nuclear weapons and security in Europe.

A military officer walks ahead of a NATO Foreign Ministers' meeting at the Alliance's headquarters in Brussels, Belgium March 23, 2021.

Building Better Black Futures


In honor of Juneteenth, activists Alicia Garza and Liz Dozier discuss how empowering Black communities through civic and policy engagement is essential to addressing inequalities and systemic racism.

A mural is displayed on Litehouse Whole Food Grill on Dodge Avenue in the Fifth Ward, known as the historic Black community, in Evanston, Illinois

Past Events

Why China is Challenging US Superpower Status Now

China's Changing Landscape

In light of current tensions in the bilateral relationship between the US and China, a panel of experts discusses its state and challenges for the future.

Government officials from the US and China meet in Alaska

New Transatlantic Perspectives on Global Challenges


As the world starts to move beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, experts discuss joint EU-US responses to the digital revolution and growing Chinese global influence.

President Biden addressing the European Parliament in Brussels

Commentary & Analysis

Amid Surges and Vaccine Issues, Global Public Opinion Shows Crisis is not Over

Running Numbers by Coauthors

Following high profile pauses to the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, as well as surging cases in different parts of the world, it is clear that the gains in some countries do not signal an end to the pandemic.

Abdul Goni
Public Opinion

Ending War Doesn’t Have to Be This Hard

In the News
Chicago Tribune
Elizabeth Shackelford

Elizabeth Shackelford explains why it's time for Congress to reassert limitations on our use of war.

U.S. Air Force pararescuemen carry an injured patient in Afghanistan
DoD | Angelita Lawrence
Defense and Security


Ahead of Biden-Suga Summit, Americans See Japan as the United States' Most Important Partner

Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

Craig Kafura and Karl Friedhoff analyze findings of a recent poll examining American public opinion on US relations with Japan.

President Joe Biden meets with the leaders of Japan, India, and Australia
The White House
Public Opinion

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


John Austin 

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Midwest
Council expert John Austin