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Upcoming Events

Corporate Sustainability and ESG: Moving Beyond Compliance

In-Person EVENT
Corporate Leadership Breakfast

Senior leaders from corporate partner companies are invited to discuss how sustainable global business practices can lead to corporate growth.

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Past Events

Senator Tammy Duckworth on Indo-Pacific Security


Join Senator Tammy Duckworth at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs for a discussion on security and trade in the Indo-Pacific region.

Senator Tammy Duckworth participates in a virtual townhall addressing the Build Back Better Agenda on October 14, 2021.

Strengthening Regional Economies for a Sustainable Midwest


Ahead of the Cities Summit of the Americas, the Council brings together local and national leaders to explore policy priorities for a sustainable Midwest.

Roundtable Discussion
Matt Watson

Commentary & Analysis

From "Rust Belt" to "Trust Belt": Why the Language We Use Matters

Global Insight by Coauthors

In promoting economic renewal in industrial heartland regions, leaders must avoid language that condemns these regions and their citizens to passivity.

Heartland renewal
Global Economy, Trade and Business

Debunking Globalization: How Regionalization Shapes the Global Economy

Deep Dish on Global Affairs Podcast

Has regionalization or globalization been the key economic trend over the last 40 years?

Image of Canada, Mexico and USA Flags
Global Economy, Trade and Business


The Role of China in Rescaling Service Delivery in Urban Africa

Working Paper by Coauthors

The energy transition in African cities marks a key site of geopolitical competition, as China's control of the solar market reshapes urban service delivery.

Solar panels in Africa
Global Cities

On and Off the BRI Map: A Story of the Darwin Port, Australia

Working Paper by Julie Miao

The Port of Darwin shows the potential of China's Belt and Road Initiative as social infrastructure, but also the challenges in materializing its benefits.

Darwin Port
Julie Miao
Global Cities


Michael H. Moskow 

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

Robert L. Thompson 

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Food and Agriculture
Council expert Robert L. Thompson