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How a trade delegation for female Irish entrepreneurs persuaded them to expand to Chicago

ChicagoGlobal by AJ Caughey

Several large, Chicago-based firms, including Aon and Illinois Tool Works, have expanded into or relocated to Ireland since 2021—but that’s only half the story.

Aer Lingus Airbus A320 plane lands at Dublin airport.
Peter Morrison / AP
Global Economy

Reversing Urban Apartheid: Lessons from Lawrence T. Brown's The Black Butterfly

Global Insight by Coauthors

Pattis Family Foundation Global Cities Book Award finalist, The Black Butterfly, uses the city of Baltimore to examine the policies, practices, and historical trauma that created hyper-segregation in today’s cities.

The Black Butterfly Global Cities

Building an Inclusive National Security Workforce

Impact Stories by Shannon Gonzalez

The Council and Girl Security partnered to engage the next generation of women in national security.

Young woman talking into a microphone. Inclusion and Equity

Queering Farming: How LGBTQIA+ Farmers are Reimagining Agriculture

Global Food for Thought by Natalie Burdsall

Queer farmers are challenging discriminatory legacies in agriculture, and envisioning an agricultural system that uplifts and celebrates LBGTQIA+ people.

An Ashokra farm worker stands in a field of crops.
Ashokra Farm
Food and Agriculture

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs Names New President

In the News
Crain's Chicago Business

"Within a year, Gilbert has already flexed her media-savvy skills," writes Brandon Dupré of the Council's new president.

Sarah Gilbert stands with three members of the Council board including John Ettelson near blue background and two TV monitors. Global Economy

Understanding Uganda's Anti-LGBTQ Law

Deep Dish on Global Affairs Podcast

During Pride month, we delve into the historical context and societal factors that have shaped Uganda's stance on LGBTQ rights.

A Ugandan man is seen during the third Annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride celebrations in Entebbe, Uganda.
AP Photos
Inclusion and Equity

Uganda's Anti-LGBTQ Law Should Draw Attention to a Bigger Problem for the US

In the News
The Chicago Tribune
Elizabeth Shackelford

“As we celebrate the LGBTQ community here at home, let’s not forget the fight to protect them elsewhere continues,” writes Elizabeth Shackelford.

Activists hold red placards with yellow writing during their picket against Uganda's anti-homosexuality bill
AP Photos
Inclusion and Equity

Japan's Public Is Ready for Change on LGBTQ Rights. Is the Government?

Running Numbers by Craig Kafura

Polling shows the Japanese public supports recognizing same-sex marriages, even as officials stall on legislation to advance equality.

Participants smile as they march with a banner during the Tokyo Rainbow Pride
AP Photos
Inclusion and Equity

The Unholy Relationship Between Uganda's Anti-LGBTQ+ Law and US Evangelicalism

Global Insight by Emma Sanderson

American religious groups have spent millions exporting homophobia to the East African nation.

A couple in Uganda wrapped in a gay pride flag, seen from behind.
AP Photos
US Foreign Policy

Artificial Intelligence Will Entrench Global Inequality

In the News
Foreign Policy
Robert Muggah

“Unmitigated AI could deepen social, economic, and digital cleavages between and within countries,” warns Robert Muggah with Ilona Szabó.

Icon for Chat GPT on a phone home screen.
AP Photos
Tech and Science