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Past Events

Solving Local Problems to Maintain US Global Leadership


The Council’s Emerging Leaders class of 2021 presents a series of short, dynamic presentations on an array of critical current issues.

Composite photo of Emerging Leaders Class of 2021 Headshots

YP Stories from 2020

Cocktails and Conversation

Young professional members share the way they experienced 2020 at the first Cocktails & Conversations event of the new year.

Members of the Council YP Network at a Zoom event.

Commentary & Analysis

Five Chicago landmarks that tell the story of the American Century

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

How Old Town School of Folk Music brings the sounds of the world to Chicago

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


Cities at the Intersection: Climate, Culture, and Migration

Report by Coauthors

Local leadership plays a critical role in responding to climate threats and addressing the challenges associated with migration, the report's authors find.

Global Cities

Empowering Youth through Entrepreneurship: Africa to Chicago

Working Paper by Nicole Robinson

This paper offers actions businesses, governments, foundations, and community organizations can explore to ramp up ecosystems for future youth entrepreneurs.

 A group of youth attend a training on welding at the technical school in Mellit, North Darfur.
Albert Gonzalez Farran