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As Chicago gears up for the Summer Olympics, some bars host global sports year-round

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ChicagoGlobal by Hope O'Dell

The Paris Games may be the biggest global sporting event of the summer, but for a few Chicago bars, international athletics are an everyday affair.

People sit around a bar, watching soccer on a TV
Francois Mori / AP
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Five Chicago landmarks that tell the story of the American Century

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ChicagoGlobal by AJ Caughey

Ride along with University of Chicago professor Paul Poast as he walks us through the Chicago sites that shaped global affairs.

A tall gold statue with a blue sky in the background
AJ Caughey
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How Old Town School of Folk Music brings the sounds of the world to Chicago

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ChicagoGlobal by Jack Benjamin

If, as Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote, "music is the universal language of mankind," then the Old Town School of Folk Music is a great place to become fluent.

People with instruments perform on stage behind standing microphones
Old Town School of Folk Music
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Why a German publisher made a board game about Chicago's sewers

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ChicagoGlobal by AJ Caughey

Raising Chicago introduces players to an underexplored part of Chicago's early history. The game's transatlantic journey reflects global shifts in the booming board gaming market.

Lithograph of raising of a block of brick buildings on Lake Street, Chicago
Edward Mendel
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Incubator helps entrepreneurs bring international flavors—and businesses—to Chicago

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ChicagoGlobal by AJ Caughey

At The Hatchery, many of the entrepreneurs are recent immigrants building businesses based on family recipes, which comes with a unique set of challenges—but plenty of opportunity.

Exterior view of The Hatchery with the Chicago skyline in the background
James Steinkamp
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Rescued Recipes, aiming to preserve Jewish food traditions, comes to Chicago

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ChicagoGlobal by Margaret Littman

A U.S. Holocaust Museum fundraiser in Glencoe tells the story of the Holocaust lost and found through food.

A handwritten recipe in a notebook
US Holocaust Memorial Museum
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2023 Highlight Reel

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Thanks to all who were part of our community in 2023! Enjoy this highlight reel of the past year of connections and convenings.

Council President Sarah Gilbert speaks before a crowd at the 2023 Council Community Open House. Culture

Balancing Religious Diversity and National Identity in France

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Deep Dish on Global Affairs Podcast

Does France’s laïcité promote or impede religious freedom?

Newly named French Education Minister Gabriel Attal
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Human Rights

The Oppenheimer Effect: Reigniting Nuclear Awareness

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Deep Dish on Global Affairs Podcast

Discover the power of cinema as we unpack the 'Oppenheimer' movie's ability to resurface long-forgotten fears and inspire dialogue around nuclear consciousness.

Matt Damon, from left, Emily Blunt, Cillian Murphy and Florence Pugh pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere for the film 'Oppenheimer'.
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Defense and Security

From Stability to Prosperity: Understanding Costa Rica's Success

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Deep Dish on Global Affairs Podcast

Deep Dish explores what makes Costa Rica a shining example of functionality.

Costa Rica view
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Global Politics