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The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Chicago Council on Global Affairs

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The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Chicago Council on Global Affairs

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The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is an independent, nonpartisan organization that provides insight – and influences the public discourse – on critical global issues. We convene leading global voices and conduct independent research to bring clarity and offer solutions to challenges and opportunities across the globe. Ranked the #1 Think Tank to Watch worldwide, the Council on Global Affairs is committed to engaging the public and raising global awareness of issues that transcend borders and transform how people, business and governments engage the world.

Latest Episodes

United States v. Constitution: Does our Democracy Need Saving?

The United States remains one of the strongest democratic nations in the world, it is by no means immune to democratic backsliding. As the American public becomes more polarized on issues such as press freedom and US-Russia relations, the question of how core democratic commitments is being even more sharply presented.

64 MIN2019 NOV 2
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United States v. Constitution: Does our Democracy Need Saving?

Democracy’s Crisis of Identity

Identity has become a defining—and divisive—political concept around the world. But as demands for recognition based on nationality, ethnicity, religion, and gender have risen in prominence, these narrower identities are conflicting with the universal values of liberal democracy, argues Francis Fukuyama. What is driving the focus on identity in politics today? And can identity be molded in a way that supports rather than undermines democracy?

59 MIN2019 SEP 11
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Democracy’s Crisis of Identity

2019 James Beard Leadership Award Honorees: Connecting Culture, Food, and Purpose

Food transcends beyond the plate, creating both pleasure and purpose. It defines our place in the world and the issues we care most about. This year’s James Beard Foundation honorees are recognized for their leadership within their communities, their contributions to their cultural heritage, and their utilization of farming and food as a form of advocacy for social good.

61 MIN2019 MAY 8
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2019 James Beard Leadership Award Honorees: Connecting Culture, Food, and Purpose

Caught in the Middle?: Germany's Foreign Policy in an Age of Uncertainty

Amid Brexit, a rising China, and an increasingly assertive Russia, Germany finds itself in the middle of a range of foreign policy challenges. Meanwhile, reverberations from the US-China trade war are taking their toll on Germany’s export-driven economy, contributing to its slowest rate of growth in five years. The rise of populism worldwide has also reached German politics, with its consequent pressure on Germany’s postwar liberal democracy.

58 MIN2019 APR 30
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Caught in the Middle?: Germany's Foreign Policy in an Age of Uncertainty

Jump-Starting America: Reviving the American Dream

America’s post-war history offers a blueprint for a more equitable economic future, argue MIT economists Jonathan Gruber and Simon Johnson. Starting in 1940, unprecedented public investment allowed for breakthroughs in science and technology. Advancements such as radar, digital computers, jet engines, and eventually the internet, enabled America to achieve economic supremacy, and were themselves catalysts for even greater economic growth.

62 MIN2019 APR 25
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Jump-Starting America: Reviving the American Dream

Security in the Sahel: Prospects for Sustainable Peace

The Sahel region of Africa faces many challenges in building a more peaceful and prosperous future. From violent extremism to increasing migrant and refugee flows, instability in the Sahel has become a focus for regional and global policy leaders. In order to achieve a sustainable peace, the underlying causes for regional instability must be addressed. How can sustainable development and regional partnerships help improve security in the Sahel?

64 MIN2019 APR 13
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Security in the Sahel: Prospects for Sustainable Peace

How Effective is America's Middle East Strategy?

Concerns over Iran’s increasing influence in the Middle East have placed high on the US foreign policy agenda. The alliance with Saudi Arabia, withdrawing from the JCPOA, and recent decision to retain over 2,000 troops in Syria, reflect Washington’s wider effort to contain Tehran. Yet, foreign policy experts warn that America’s new strategy may be missing the bigger picture, namely the changing geopolitical dynamics in the Middle East.

63 MIN2019 APR 12
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How Effective is America's Middle East Strategy?

Ghana's Growth and Progress

The Republic of Ghana is widely considered to be a shining star in Sub-Saharan Africa. With growing economic strength and a strong democratic political system that recently experienced another peaceful transition of power, Ghana’s successes mean further prosperity for its people, the West African region, and the African continent. Please join us at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs as we discuss Ghana’s future with President Nana Akufo-Addo.

53 MIN2019 APR 2
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Ghana's Growth and Progress

Putin's World: Russia Against the West and with the Rest

Is Russia back? Following a decade of post-Soviet malaise, Russia has reemerged under the leadership of President Vladimir Putin as a chief player on the world stage. Indeed, Putin’s Russia has been ever more assertive in testing—and defying—the liberal international order created after World War II.

58 MIN2019 MAR 29
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Putin's World: Russia Against the West and with the Rest

The Artificial Intelligence Arms Race

In the coming years, artificial intelligence could fuel tensions between the United States and China, argues quantitative futurist, Amy Webb. Today, nine giant corporations—six American, three Chinese—control the bulk of the data and advances in computing that underpin these technologies. But while the US tech titans face little oversight and report primarily to shareholders, the Chinese government closely supervises the work of its tech companies.

61 MIN2019 MAR 19
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The Artificial Intelligence Arms Race

Latest Episodes

United States v. Constitution: Does our Democracy Need Saving?

The United States remains one of the strongest democratic nations in the world, it is by no means immune to democratic backsliding. As the American public becomes more polarized on issues such as press freedom and US-Russia relations, the question of how core democratic commitments is being even more sharply presented.

64 MIN2019 NOV 2
Comments
United States v. Constitution: Does our Democracy Need Saving?

Democracy’s Crisis of Identity

Identity has become a defining—and divisive—political concept around the world. But as demands for recognition based on nationality, ethnicity, religion, and gender have risen in prominence, these narrower identities are conflicting with the universal values of liberal democracy, argues Francis Fukuyama. What is driving the focus on identity in politics today? And can identity be molded in a way that supports rather than undermines democracy?

59 MIN2019 SEP 11
Comments
Democracy’s Crisis of Identity

2019 James Beard Leadership Award Honorees: Connecting Culture, Food, and Purpose

Food transcends beyond the plate, creating both pleasure and purpose. It defines our place in the world and the issues we care most about. This year’s James Beard Foundation honorees are recognized for their leadership within their communities, their contributions to their cultural heritage, and their utilization of farming and food as a form of advocacy for social good.

61 MIN2019 MAY 8
Comments
2019 James Beard Leadership Award Honorees: Connecting Culture, Food, and Purpose

Caught in the Middle?: Germany's Foreign Policy in an Age of Uncertainty

Amid Brexit, a rising China, and an increasingly assertive Russia, Germany finds itself in the middle of a range of foreign policy challenges. Meanwhile, reverberations from the US-China trade war are taking their toll on Germany’s export-driven economy, contributing to its slowest rate of growth in five years. The rise of populism worldwide has also reached German politics, with its consequent pressure on Germany’s postwar liberal democracy.

58 MIN2019 APR 30
Comments
Caught in the Middle?: Germany's Foreign Policy in an Age of Uncertainty

Jump-Starting America: Reviving the American Dream

America’s post-war history offers a blueprint for a more equitable economic future, argue MIT economists Jonathan Gruber and Simon Johnson. Starting in 1940, unprecedented public investment allowed for breakthroughs in science and technology. Advancements such as radar, digital computers, jet engines, and eventually the internet, enabled America to achieve economic supremacy, and were themselves catalysts for even greater economic growth.

62 MIN2019 APR 25
Comments
Jump-Starting America: Reviving the American Dream

Security in the Sahel: Prospects for Sustainable Peace

The Sahel region of Africa faces many challenges in building a more peaceful and prosperous future. From violent extremism to increasing migrant and refugee flows, instability in the Sahel has become a focus for regional and global policy leaders. In order to achieve a sustainable peace, the underlying causes for regional instability must be addressed. How can sustainable development and regional partnerships help improve security in the Sahel?

64 MIN2019 APR 13
Comments
Security in the Sahel: Prospects for Sustainable Peace

How Effective is America's Middle East Strategy?

Concerns over Iran’s increasing influence in the Middle East have placed high on the US foreign policy agenda. The alliance with Saudi Arabia, withdrawing from the JCPOA, and recent decision to retain over 2,000 troops in Syria, reflect Washington’s wider effort to contain Tehran. Yet, foreign policy experts warn that America’s new strategy may be missing the bigger picture, namely the changing geopolitical dynamics in the Middle East.

63 MIN2019 APR 12
Comments
How Effective is America's Middle East Strategy?

Ghana's Growth and Progress

The Republic of Ghana is widely considered to be a shining star in Sub-Saharan Africa. With growing economic strength and a strong democratic political system that recently experienced another peaceful transition of power, Ghana’s successes mean further prosperity for its people, the West African region, and the African continent. Please join us at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs as we discuss Ghana’s future with President Nana Akufo-Addo.

53 MIN2019 APR 2
Comments
Ghana's Growth and Progress

Putin's World: Russia Against the West and with the Rest

Is Russia back? Following a decade of post-Soviet malaise, Russia has reemerged under the leadership of President Vladimir Putin as a chief player on the world stage. Indeed, Putin’s Russia has been ever more assertive in testing—and defying—the liberal international order created after World War II.

58 MIN2019 MAR 29
Comments
Putin's World: Russia Against the West and with the Rest

The Artificial Intelligence Arms Race

In the coming years, artificial intelligence could fuel tensions between the United States and China, argues quantitative futurist, Amy Webb. Today, nine giant corporations—six American, three Chinese—control the bulk of the data and advances in computing that underpin these technologies. But while the US tech titans face little oversight and report primarily to shareholders, the Chinese government closely supervises the work of its tech companies.

61 MIN2019 MAR 19
Comments
The Artificial Intelligence Arms Race
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