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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