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The Chicago Council for Global Affairs

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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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The nonprofit People for Bikes has given Chicago abysmal ratings for bike-friendliness five years in a row. What can the city learn from global cycling hot spots like Paris?

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We're building a community of globally curious people who want to deepen their understanding of the world and actively participate in it. We each have a role to play—you don't need to be an expert to join and shape the global conversation. If you seek to learn more, discuss more, do more, you belong here.
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Join us for a discussion of how India can navigate economic challenges to secure a more prosperous and sustainable future. 

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If you believe, as we do, that greater knowledge and engagement create a more open and promising world for all, you can support our mission to  make global affairs more accessible to more people. Join or donate today to expand your world view and increase your impact. Donate