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All past events, listed in chronological order.

The War in Ukraine, a Town Hall Discussion

PAST EVENT

Ivo Daalder and Sarah Gilbert join Council members for a town hall discussion on the latest out of Ukraine, what the future may hold for Russia and the West, and how the Council is engaging in this digital era.

a cannon fires with flames and soldiers stand in the foreground, bare trees in the background in Ukraine.
REUTERS

We Will Chicago: Economic Development

PAST EVENT

The final public engagement event in the We Will Chicago series gathers local and international leaders to discuss models of equitable economic development.

Chicago El train
Josh Hild

Conference on Agriculture for Health

PAST EVENT VIDEO

Influential thought leaders lay critical groundwork for better aligning agriculture and food systems.

An assortment of food is laid out on a table, seen from a bird's eye view. Food includes eggs, cheese, peas, broccoli, and fish.
M.Studio

Global Voices, Local Action: Transportation and Infrastructure

PAST EVENT

Hear from local and international leaders and offer feedback at the next public engagement session in the We Will Chicago series.

Chicago infrastructure
Reuters

Inclusive Economies in an Age of Recession

PAST EVENT VIDEO
Women, Equity, and Global Development Forum

Experts consider whether overlapping global crises, inflation, and slowing growth will bolster or derail efforts to build more inclusive economies.

A money changer sells US dollar bills at a currency exchange office located in Ankara, Turkey
REUTERS

Global Voices, Local Action: Lifelong Learning

PAST EVENT

In this public engagement session for the We Will Chicago citywide plan, residents can hear from experts on urban education.

Classroom
Element5 Digital

US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield on Tackling the Global Food Security Crisis

PAST EVENT VIDEO

UN Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield argues that implementing a foreign policy for all Americans means tackling the global food security crisis head on.

Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield on a recent visit to Africa.

Global Voices, Local Action: Public Health and Safety

PAST EVENT

The Council partners with the City of Chicago and the Metropolitan Planning Council to gather public input on the We Will Chicago citywide plan.

Chicago Bean
Sawyer Bengtson

Ukraine and the Future of Warfare

PAST EVENT VIDEO

A panel of military experts discusses what the war in Ukraine reveals about the future of armed conflict.

A Russian soldier launches a drone during a joint Serbian-Russian military training exercise "Slavic Brotherhood" in the town of Kovin, near Belgrade, Serbia November 7, 2016. REUTERS/Marko Djurica
Reuters

Beyond the Page: Anna Pitoniak on Her Cold War Political Thriller

PAST EVENT

In this Beyond the Page book club event, Council members discuss the international political thriller “Our American Friend” with author Anna Pitoniak.

Bottle of wine, glass and book in front of a brick wall.