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The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization committed to empowering you to help create a more open and promising world for all. We put you at the center of conversations on global challenges, amplify your views on critical issues, and illuminate our world and how we are all connected.
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Ahead of the two-year anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Penny Pritzker joins Ivo Daalder for a conversation on international support for Ukraine.

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