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News, commentary, analysis, and public opinion on issues and current events related to combating infectious disease, the COVID-19 pandemic, and health security.

Past Events

Roger Thurow on Nourishing and Preserving the Planet


Senior Fellow Roger Thurow joins members of the Council community for a discussion on his upcoming book, international farming stories, and more.

A boy shows freshly plucked chillies from his field on the outskirts of Prayagraj, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on November 21, 2021.
AP Photos

Conference on Agriculture for Health


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.

Commentary & Analysis

From pollution to solutions: How global cities are tackling poor air quality

ChicagoGlobal by Renata Sago

As Chicago and other global cities increasingly grapple with poor air quality, solutions to the problem vary by location.

Woman bicycling against the Chicago skyline blanketed in haze from Canadian wildfires
AP Photos
Global Cities

Underground climate change is slowly sinking Chicago and cities across the globe

ChicagoGlobal by Nicole L. Cvetnic

We know Venice is sinking. What about Chicago, which accounts for about 234 square miles of land?

An aerial view of Chicago
AP Photos
Global Cities


Most Americans No Longer View COVID-19 as a Critical Threat

Public Opinion Survey by Phillip Meng

President Biden declared that "the pandemic is over." Council polling shows that when it comes to security and foreign policy, most Americans agree.

a blue face mask left on the ground
Public Opinion

US Commitments in Nutrition and Health for a Better Future

Report by Coauthors

The United States has made big pledges for global nutrition. Our white paper offers recommendations to turn commitments into action.

Fruit on a table photographed from above.
Food and Agriculture