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, Saeid Golkar

Deep Dish: Spiritual Father of Iranian Reform

An estimated 3 million people attended the funeral procession for former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. In the latest Deep Dish podcast, the Council’s visiting fellow for Iran policy, Saeid Golkar, explains why Rafsanjani was so beloved, and how his death may position hardliners and “conflictualists” to seize the initiative in Iran's internal and external affairs. 


| By Ivo H. Daalder

This Week's Reads - In Defense of Globalism

In a world that is more integrated and complex than ever, global engagement and global solutions are critical. This Week’s Reads highlight the debate over globalism and some of the issues that will determine its future. 


Reflections on Women and Global Development

Supporting women and girls has been a bipartisan issue, and the Trump administration should continue these efforts, writes program officer Dzena Berbic in a roundup of recent programming from the Council's Women and Global Development Forum.


| By Brian Hanson, Richard C. Longworth

Deep Dish: Spreading Economic Vibes

As the US election and Brexit vote showed, the relationship between cities and their surrounding areas is fraught with conflicting interests. Council Distinguished Fellow Dick Longworth and the Financial Times' Edward Luce talk about where this relationship is headed in the latest episode of Deep Dish.


| By Ivo H. Daalder

This Week’s Reads – Diplomacy and the Trump Era

The United States under President-elect Trump is likely to play a very different role than it has under previous presidents. This Week’s Reads provide insights into some of the diplomatic challenges awaiting the next administration and show how American engagement may change as a result.


All Eyes on Angela

If Donald Trump’s presidency ushers in a period of American disengagement from the world, Germany’s softer, collaborative approach will soon be sorely tested. Amidst an upswell of nationalism across the western world, German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s greatest challenge may be to find willing partners to work with, at home and abroad, in defense of an international system that has been so good for her country.



| By Richard C. Longworth

Landslide Cities and 2016's Big Sort

While losing the Electoral College vote, Hillary Clinton matched or even exceeded Barack Obama’s landslide margins in major cities in the two previous elections, Richard Longworth finds. It is all part of what Texas author Bill Bishop called “the big sort” – the dramatic grouping of America into geographical enclaves where the overwhelming majority thinks and votes alike.



| By Kris Hartley

National Elections and the New American City-State

As the country splinters along geographic and ideological lines, post-election divisions could portend the rise of a new American city-state movement, with mayors and city councils likely to intensify efforts to independently pursue progressive local agendas. 


| By Brian Hanson, Michael A. Nutter

Deep Dish: You Wanted Workers, You Got People

For some, social integration is a new challenge caused by globalization and cultural change. For others, inequality and segregation have long been strains on civil society. In this episode, Michael Nutter, former mayor of Philadelphia, and Kamal Al-Solaylee, journalist and author of Brown: What Being Brown in the World Today Means (To Everyone), discuss social inclusion in the 21st century with Deep Dish host Brian T. Hanson. 


One More Question with Moshe Ya'alon

Former Defense Minister of Israel Moshe Ya’alon visited the Council on December 7, 2016. We asked him: What is your priority for US-Israel relations under the next administration? See what he said.


| By Karl Friedhoff

South Korea: Stepping Toward the Wilderness?

With the South Korean president impeached, the potential ascent of the opposition party could portend serious consequences both for US foreign policy in Northeast Asia and for Korea’s relations with the United States and Japan.