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Upcoming Events

Southeast Asia's Economic Outlook: A Roundtable with US Ambassadors

In-Person EVENT

Join us for a conversation with US ambassadors to Malaysia, Vietnam, Laos, and the Philippines to discuss Southeast Asia’s economic outlook and ASEAN’s role in the region.

Members of ASEAN pose for a photo during the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit in Melbourne on March 5, 2024.
Hamish Blair / AP

Past Events

Making Miracles: The Peril and Promise of Middle-Income Countries


Join us for a conversation about the unique development challenges facing middle-income countries and the World Bank’s upcoming 2024 World Development Report.

Conversation at the Chicago Council with Indermit Gill, Poonam Gupta, Ufuk Akcigit, and Somik Lall.
Ana Miyares Photography

Private Dinner with Diane Swonk


President's Club members and above are invited to join us for a private dinner with Diane Swonk.

Diane Swonk being interviewed on CNBC on August 31, 2012.
AP Photos

Commentary & Analysis

Why are foreign investors buying land in Illinois, and what does it mean for the state?

ChicagoGlobal by AJ Caughey

In Illinois, Chinese investors own only about one square mile of land, while Portuguese, Italian, and Canadian interests hold over 760 square miles combined.

An aerial view of farm equipment harvesting a field
Joshua A. Bickel / AP
Global Economy

"It's hard to compete with Mickey Mouse": Why Chicago recruits international influencers to promote the city

ChicagoGlobal by AJ Caughey

Chicago's strategy to boost international tourism through partnerships, like Brazilian influencer Lucas Estevam, aims to attract diverse audiences with tailored experiences.

Two people at the front of a boat with the Chicago skyline behind them.
Alejandro Reyes/Choose Chicago
Global Economy


Americans Say US Has Not Gone Far Enough on China Trade Issues

Public Opinion Survey by Craig Kafura

The public generally does not see current US trade policies toward China as benefiting Americans.

a jockey truck passes a stack of 40-foot China Shipping containers at the Port of Savannah
AP Photos
US Foreign Policy

The Emerging Geopolitics of Infrastructure Competition

Working Paper by Simon Curtis

The success of ambitious states will be determined by their ability to shape global infrastructures and the cities they connect around the world.

Belt and Road High Speed Rail
AP Photos
Global Cities


Michael H. Moskow 

Vice Chair and Distinguished Fellow, Global Economy
Council expert Michael H. Moskow