June 30, 2016

Top Five Most-Watched Videos of 2016 (So Far)

As our program season winds down for the summer, we take a look back at the top five most-watched videos of 2016, so far. Rewatch or discover the speakers, topics, and ideas that brought together our largest digital audiences.  

1. George Friedman on the Global Crises

February 25, 2016

Once again, Geopolitical Futures and Stratfor founder George Friedman tops our list of most-watched videos, this time giving his incisive analysis on global hotspots in Europe, Russia, the Middle East, China, and more. 

 

 


2. Chicago Forum on Global Cities

June 1-3, 2016

Browse this video playlist from the 2016 Chicago Forum on Global Cities, which brought together nearly 600 delegates and 60 speakers from more than 30 countries to talk about the power and limitations of global cities, global threats, cultural heritage, combating urban violence, climate change, and more. 

 

 


3. Yanis Varoufakis: Europe and the Austerity Fallacy

April 29, 2016

The European Union is a house of cards that threatens regional stability and global prosperity, argues Yanis Varoufakis. The former Greek finance minister gives a captivating talk about the key lessons from the Eurozone crisis – some that are even more salient today in light of the recent Brexit vote. 

 

 


4. David Axelrod on the 2016 Elections

February 16,  2016

Mixing campaign trail insights with Chicago anecdotes and a dash of sardonic humor, political strategist David Axelrod delivers a can't-miss talk with Natasha Korecki, a senior reporter for POLITICO, on the candidates and issues surrounding the 2016 presidential election.

 

 


5. The Future of Money

February 4, 2016

Economists Tyler Cowen and Randall Kroszner engage in an amiable, yet astute, dialogue about the economic, political, and social implications of disruptive financial technologies. 

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| By Brian Hanson, Kori Schake, James Lindsay

Deep Dish: End of the Line with North Korea?

With news that North Korea may have the capability to launch a miniaturized nuclear weapon on an intercontinental ballistic missile, can the North Korea can be kicked any further down the road? In this summer bonus episode, Brian Hanson discusses with Kori Schake and Jim Lindsay, alums of the national security council and leading voices in foreign policy and national security.





Top 5 Deep Dish Podcasts of 2016-17

As part of the Council’s mission to provide insight and influence the public discourse, we created Deep Dish on Global Affairs, a podcast that goes beyond the headlines on critical global issues. With foreign policy and international relations in constant flux, Deep Dish brings together experts in politics, government, defense, finance, and wherever the news is happening to dig deep into current affairs.



| By Demetrius Amparan

If I Were Mayor

In a flash talk delivered at the 2017 Chicago Forum on Global Cities, poet Demetrius Amparan spoke about what he would do if he were mayor.


One More Question with Gideon Rachman

We asked Gideon Rachman, chief foreign affairs columnist at the Financial Times, for his thoughts about the shifting balance of global economic power between the East and the West. See what he said.


7 Summer Reads from the Council's Stage

Summer reading lists are about as ubiquitous this time of year as sunburns and cookouts, but not all of them exhibit a global affairs oeuvre. Here are seven great works featured in the 2016-17 Council program season that you can learn from, as well as videos of the authors speaking on the Council stage. 



One More Question with Ruchir Sharma

We asked Ruchir Sharma, Morgan Stanley's Chief Global Strategist, which country was best poised for economic growth and which country presented the greatest risk to the global economy. See what he said.